Plastic waste trade exports to non-OECD countries has dramatically increased in Fall 2022 and Winter 2023, most likely due to high energy costs shutting down plastic recycling operations in the E.U.
E.U. plastic waste exports to non-OECD countries rose to 56.8 million kg/month in January 2023 from 28.1 million kg/month in May 2022.
- Increase in E.U. exports to Turkey from 4.5 million kg/month in June 2021 to 10.7 million kg/month in January 2023