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This paper presents the compilation of the information obtained after the circulation of a preliminary survey of who is doing what in plastics recycling by chemolysis in the world. The information is categorized according to the various technology options and actors identified to data. In each case a brief presentation of the actor is followed by a summary of the available information on its main achievements and an outline of its current and schedules research and development activities in the field of plastics recycling into chemical feedstocks. The scope of this report is to publish the updated information profiles after the feedback received in response to the circulation of preliminary surveys. Parallel surveys and actions were carried out on feedstock recycling processes (project ii.1); collection, sorting, mechanical recycling (project ii.2); energy recovery from plastics wastes (project ii.3) as well as on systems analysis, legislation and the conception of plastics recycling policy options (projects ii.4a and ii.4b).

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Authors: BONTOUX L, JRC Sevilla (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16459 EN (1996) 41pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, I-21020 Ispra (IT), Fax: +39-332-785818
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