European Union – Chemical Recycling of Plastics Waste (PVC and other resins) – (1999)
This study presents the existing technologies, both industrial plants and pilot projects, for chemical recycling (feedstock recycling) and related technologies for plastics waste, including PVC waste, as well as the quantities currently treated. All 15 Member States are covered by the analysis. The study gives an assessment of the economic, technical and environmental aspects of the various technologies. In addition, the study estimates the potential quantities available for chemical recycling for various plastics waste streams with low and high PVC content.
The study was undertaken by TNO (The Netherlands).
The full text of the study is available in PDF format (~700K) at http://ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/studies/chem_recycle.htm.