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Mass-Balance for chemical recycling


The Mass-Balance approach:

  • is a proven chain of custody approach used in many areas bringing innovations to the market such as fair-trade practices in the food industry and the adoption of “green energy” where the Mass-Balance approach enables its flow through the same grid as for fossil energy and the significant development of the industry,

  • is essential in meeting recycling targets for plastics in Europe,

  • brings transparency and audited traceability process.


This paper is in response to the revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive from DG ENV, as supported by consultants Eunomia, focusing on how hydrocarbon products from chemical recycling of plastics can be accounted for within a recycling system that encompasses petrochemical processing infrastructure.

Mass Balance position paper - CRE 5.11.2021
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