Europe misses out on €78 billion in value from aluminum, plastics, and steel products, typically due to these materials not being recycled at all or from the products sustaining downgraded effects after a cycle of use. These lost materials could supply 64 percent of EU production for the same materials today if they made it to recycling facilities.

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To read the article, see “How a ‘materials transition’ can support the net-zero agenda,” July 20, 2022.