The approach of the circular economy is to also recycle material from used products. In addition to the optimal use of new plastic including the use of PIR, the focus here is on the use of Post-Consumer Recyclates (PCR) from used products. Through an extensive, targeted recording of used products (e. g. used packaging via the yellow bag / the yellow bin/ Recycling bins) and suitable sorting and processing processes, an attempt is made to provide as much material as possible for the re-production of new products.
Only by using PCR is the consumption of new plastic reduced, each kg of PCR saves 1 kg of waste and 1 kg of virgin material and thus 1 kg of mostly fossil raw materials. Only by using PCR is it possible to ensure that plastic can be used several times in the form of products. Thus, 1 kg of virgin material can become more than 1 kg of plastic products over the various usage cycles. In the end, however, only 1 kg of plastic waste is generated. The better the recycling system and the higher the recyclate rate, the less virgin material is needed in the circular economy.