Rabobank: Understanding the sharp rise of advanced recycling technologies

 26 Apr 2021

Rabobank is reporting a huge amount of investment in advanced recycling globally and expects the number of plants to double to around 140 by 2025. Susan Hansen, global strategist for F&A supply chains at Rabobank, explains why advanced recycling is an important tool in the battle against plastic waste but not the silver bullet. Hansen also outlines the challenges facing advanced recycling, COVID-19 impacts on investment and how and why Rabobank is analysing these new technologies.

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