MORE: Launch of digital platform for the plastics converting industry in Europe

Monitoring Recyclates for Europe (MORE) is a new unified digital platform to monitor the uptake of recycled polymers into products. The IT platform is available to be used by converters since 25 April 2019. It was developed by EuPC in cooperation with its members and in support to the European Commission’s EU Plastics Strategy. Its objective is to monitor and register the plastics converting industry’s efforts to reach the EU target of 10 million t of recycled polymers used annually between 2025 and 2030.

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EuPC said that the industry has now the opportunity to showcase its efforts towards a circular plastics economy and be more transparent on the volumes of recycled polymers they use in converting infrastructures. With this new European platform, it will also be possible to monitor the evolution of the recycled polymers’ performances in order to use potentially more recycled materials.

A strong participation of companies will be vital for the good functioning and credibility of the platform vis-à-vis the public and legislators. EuPC will therefore work closely with its members to guarantee a good promotion and distribution of MORE within the plastics converting industry. National Coordinators have been appointed in several countries and they will participate in the national monitoring process, with a mandate to provide easier access and ensure better coordination with national plastic converting industries. OEMs, brands and polymer platforms are encouraged to stimulate registration of these volumes through increased value chain collaboration. In the beginning MORE will be available in English, German, Spanish, Italian, and French, with the aim to cover most of the official EU languages by the end of 2019.