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Environmental Concerns Among European Plastics Converters Rise

5:44 AM MST | November 15, 2007 | Alex Scott

A major study by Borealis has identified rising concern about environmental issues among plastics converters. The survey, of about 300 converters that use polyolefin-derived plastics, found that recycling among those surveyed was considered to be only slightly less important than competition, supply chain issues, and cost of raw materials. The survey revealed that there is a convergence of key environmental and economic issues into a broader resource efficiency agenda, Borealis says. The companies sampled were a mix of Borealis customers and non-customers from...

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