New publications on the prevention of single-use plastic (SUP) and reusable packaging systems by the CAP-SEA project

Southeast Asia • 17. September 2021

New publications on the prevention of single-use plastic (SUP) and reusable packaging systems by the CAP-SEA project

The CAP-SEA project, which stands for Collaborative Action for Single-Use Plastic Prevention in Southeast Asia, has recently published three new papers. Thematically, the publications range from “design-for-recycling (D4R)”, through “recycled content in plastic material” to “considerations for packaging classification” and can serve as helpful working materials.

Design-for-recycling (D4R) –State of play
This report has been prepared to support the CAP SEA partners in their work on design-for-recycling concepts.

Considerations for packaging classification
Packaging has important functions, ranging from product transport and storage to consumer information. At the same time, packaging waste has become a global environmental problem. A classification of packaging helps in understanding the demand, the problem and possible solutions.
The report proposes to analyse (1) the function, (2) the supply chain, (3) the material and (4) the possibilities for reuse.

Recycled content in plastic material with focus on PET, HDPE, LDPE, PP
This report presents an overview over
• some general aspects of recycling,
• the technical state of the art with respect to recycled plastic content in products,
• limiting factors, and
• options for action to boost secondary plastic use in the production process.
It summarises key implementation aspects at the end.

Find all three publications here. More information about the CAP-SEA project can be found here.

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