PLASTECO - Supporting EU regions to curb plastics waste and littering

Advancing public policies, investment and innovation for better regional management of plastic waste

The PLASTECO project aims to advance public policies on the subject of plastic waste management and promote the measures and investments that are needed to stimulate regional growth, job creation and innovation in this field. More specifically, this involves several actions:

  • Work on the economic model and quality of the plastic waste recycling sector: waste management plans, public procurement, financial instruments, extended producer responsibility, deposit system, etc;
  • Reduce plastic waste production and the generated pollution: regional plans against aquatic waste, collection of plastic waste from nature, fines, raising awareness, eradication of non-compliant landfills, recycling of agricultural plastics;
  • Encourage investment and innovation within a circular economy approach: incorporation of recycled plastics, increase in landfill and incineration costs, subsidies.


 [Updated: July 2019]