On November 7, 2019, the results of a study investigating the involvement of the Belgian plastics industry within the circular economy were presented. The announcement came during Belgian Plastics Day, which was organized by the trade associations Agoria and Essencia in collaboration with PlasticsEurope. Overall, the study found “that the recycling of plastics in Belgium has increased by 54% since 2006, but that recycled plastics are not yet fully used as raw material for the creation of new products.” The report includes tables and figures outlining the demand of the Belgian plastic converting industry by type and application, mass flow analysis of raw materials and plastic products, as well as sources of plastic waste and shares of wastes handled by available treatment methods.


Agoria and Essenscia (November 7, 2019). “The Belgian plastics industry and the circular economy: How far have we come?” (pdf)