Plastics in Packaging
Welcome to our site, created by the European Plastics Converters (EuPC), to show how packaging benefits from plastic material and which solutions are made possible by its usage.
The Packaging sector is the largest consumer of plastic in Europe with around half of all Europe's goods now packaged in plastic, increasingly replacing traditional material due to its inherent benefits. Plastic packaging is low-carbon, lightweight and recyclable, making it an ideal material for the circular economy.
Thanks to constant innovation and achievement of resource efficiency - plastic accounts for only 20 % of packaging by weight.
Discover the wide range of sectors where Plastic Packaging is made use of
of all plastic materials are used for packaging
6 million tonnes
of plastics packaging are recycled annually in the EU
of all plastics packaging in the EU is recovered
For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call: +32 2 732 41 24 or fill out the following form
European Plastics Converters
71 Avenue Cortenbergh
Tel.: +32 2 732 41 24
Fax: +32 2 732 42 18