EuPC Surveys on the Use of rPM by Plastics Converters


Participate in the 3rd Edition of EuPC's rPM Survey


The 3rd edition of the survey on the use of rPM is open to all European companies active in the plastics converting industry and is accesible from September to December 2019. The results will be published during the first quarter 2020.


The survey questionnaire is available in seven languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Turkish and Polish. Please click on one of the flags below to access the corresponding survey.



All participating companies will receive a detailed report on the survey results. The submissions are of course treated with the strictest confidentiality. For more information contact Felix Miessen at 





The European plastics industry is facing numerous challenges regarding the transition towards a circular economy. The recycling of plastics waste and the use of recycled plastics materials (rPM) are becoming increasingly critical for the succes of the plastics industry. Especially plastics converting companies have to play their part to ensure that rPM are being used as raw material for the creation of new products. Without a strong market for rPM, recycling targets are destined to fail and the transition towards a more sustainable plastics industry would come to a halt.


In the light of these developments, the European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC) decided to launch a series of European surveys on the current and future use of rPM in Europe’s plastics converting industry. The goal of this surveys is to get more information about the current usage of rPM in the industry and to find out more about the challenges that converting companies are facing regarding the use of rPM. The EU Plastics Strategy makes it imperative to gain more knowledge about the use of rPM in the European plastics converting industry to support converting companies in the transition towards a more circular economy



Access the reports on the 2017 & 2018 editions of EuPC's rPM survey free of charge in just a few clicks.


The surveys on the use of recycled plastics materials by plastics converters in Europe are conducted by Polymer Comply Europe on behalf of EuPC. The first survey took place from May to September 2017, the second from January to September 2018. In total, 861 respondents from 28 different countries participated in the 2 surveys and ensured that the results give a representative image of the industry as whole. The industry sample as well adequately represents the whole industry in products segments, with companies from all major sectors participating.


The results shed light on the incentives for the use of rPM as well the barriers hindering its usage. Furthermore, the current legislative framework is assessed regarding its ability to support the use of rPM by converters, and an outlook on future developments is given.