ChemSec study reveals consumer brands' demand for clarity on recycled plastics

by GIZ FABRIC last modified 2022-05-10T15:40:18+07:00
  • When May 17, 2022 from 08:00 PM (Asia/Bangkok / UTC700)
  • Where Online
  • Attendees Theresa Kjell, Senior Policy Advisor, ChemSec Dr. Jonatan Kleimark, Senior Chemicals and Business Advisor, ChemSec
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A new interview study from ChemSec on non-mechanical recycling shows that there is a gap between supply and demand when it comes to recycled materials, causing confusion and bottlenecks.

Among other things, suppliers go out of their way using elaborate trade schemes to reach the coveted ”100% recycled” tag, which – it turns out – is not that important to consumer product brands. Far more crucial aspects, according to several major B2C companies, are:

* Honest communication towards customers
* Comprehensive information from suppliers
* Clear standards for recycled material

These are some of the conclusions from NGO ChemSec’s survey and interview study "Not quite 100%", featuring 26 highly well-known consumer product brands.

All brands responded to a survey concerning their current plastic use, as well as their needs, expectations and challenges regarding using more recycled material, to enable the shift to a circular economy for plastics.

Ten of the brands then participated in in-depth interviews on the same topics: Essity, H&M, IKEA, Inditex, LEGO, Mars, SC Johnson, Tarkett, Unilever, and Walgreens Boots Alliance.

What you can expect from this webinar:
* An overview of the main challenges on non-mechanically recycled material, identified by consumer brands
* A presentation of the survey and interviews, including the main conclusions
* A Q&A session with ChemSec’s experts