1. What is the PCR material?

PCR material is actually a kind of “Post-Consumer Recycled Material”. PCR materials are “extremely valuable”. The waste plastics produced after circulation, consumption and use can be turned into valuable industrial raw materials through physical or chemical recovery, realizing resource regeneration and recycling.

Such as PET, PE, PP, HDPE and other recycled materials, from the commonly used lunch boxes, shampoo bottles, mineral water bottles, washing machine barrels produced by the waste plastic, after reprocessing, can be used to make new packaging materials of plastic raw materials.

Because PCR materials come from consumption, if not properly treated, is bound to have the most direct impact on the environment, so PCR is one of the recycled plastics recommended by all brands at present.


  1. What is PIR material?

PIR, the full name of post-industrial Recycled material, namely, Industrial plastic recycling, its source is generally generated when the factory injection products nozzle, sub-brand, defective products, etc., because of Industrial production process or process generated materials, commonly known as nozzle material, waste. Straight from the factory, recycled.

In terms of recycling amount, PCR plastic has absolute advantage in quantity. As far as reprocessing quality is concerned, PIR plastic has absolute advantage.


Strictly speaking, both PCR and PIR plastics are recycled plastics that have been mentioned in rubber and plastic circles.


  1. Why PCR plastic “favored”?

a. PCR plastics is one of the important directions to reduce plastic pollution and contribute to “carbon neutrality”

Through the unremitting efforts of generations of chemists and engineers, plastics produced from petroleum, coal and natural gas have become essential materials for human life because of their light weight, durability and beauty. However, the extensive use of plastic also leads to the production of a large amount of plastic waste. Post-consumption recycling (PCR) of plastics has become one of the important directions to reduce plastic environmental pollution and help the chemical industry to move towards “carbon neutrality”.


b. Use of PCR plastics to further promote waste plastic recycling

The more companies that use PCR plastic, the greater the demand, which will further improve the recycling of waste plastic, but also gradually change the recycling model and business operation of waste plastic, meaning that less waste plastic is buried, burned and in the natural environment.

c. Policies to promote

The policy space for PCR plastics is opening up.

Take Europe for example, the EU plastic strategy, the UK and Germany and other countries plastic and packaging tax legislation. UK Revenue and Customs, for example, has introduced a “plastic packaging tax” of £200 per tonne for packaging of less than 30% recycled plastic. Through taxation and policies, the demand space for PCR plastics has been opened.