Plastics have proved hugely valuable to society. Whilst this value is widely accepted, there is an increasing focus on the need to address both carbon emissions from plastic production and the environmental impact of plastic waste.

The move to a sustainable net-zero economy has become increasingly important to the general public, and has become the focus of governments, regulators and investors. The challenge of delivering low carbon and low waste solutions for the plastics industry are significant but the ongoing transformation of other sectors, including the power sector, has demonstrated that significant change is possible to deliver environmental objectives.

Existing technologies and options are available to support the plastics industry's transition to a lower carbon, more circular usage economy. This paper summarises the options around plastic recycling and the ways in which project finance can provide value.

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