The degree of plastic recycling in denmark

Plastic consumption in Denmark

Aage Vestergaard Larsen A/S believes that the degree of recycling of plastics in Denmark should and can be increased significantly. The fact that 221,000 tons of plastic waste are incinerated annually and that 130,000 tons of plastic waste are exported annually strongly indicates that there is a major potential to increase the level of recycling of plastics in Denmark – SIGNIFICANTLY!

The figures below show some of the ways plastics are used in Denmark. Note that the following figures are from the Danish trade association, “Danish Plastics Federation”.

McKinsey New Plastics Report
McKinsey Technical Report