Recipo launched Recipo Material, a purpose-built recycling plant for plastic from electronic waste in Riga, Latvia. In association with their members, Recipo continues to set an example by providing a viable European recycling solution for plastic. As the leading Producer Responsibility Partner for electronics in the Nordic region, Recipo is the first collection scheme in the world to pioneer their own recycling plant.
Currently, Europe has the capacity to recycle only 25% of its electronic plastic. Recipo’s recycling plant will substantially increase this percentage. Recycling European waste on European soil will ensure that producers can have better control of their product’s entire life cycle and environmental impact. Consumers and Governments are demanding an ever higher standard of post-consumer accountability, and Recipo will now be able to work directly with producers to not only collect plastic waste derived from their products but also to produce recycled plastic for reuse, closing the loop on the plastic lifecycle.