Improving Markets For Recycled Plastics

On behalf of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Resource Futures conducted a detailed review of global recycled plastics markets. This included evaluating trends, challenges, key issues and policy interventions.

Read the report: Improving Markets for Recycled Plastics: Trends, Prospects and Policy Responses


  • Assess trends and factors affecting global trade in recycled plastics
  • Identify barriers to effectively functioning recycled plastics markets
  • Identify and evaluate potential policies for improving recycled plastic markets


Resource Futures conducted an extensive, desk-based review of recycled plastic markets. The study comprised a review of data available from a wide range of available publicly and proprietary sources, and information provided by OECD member governments. A ‘policy mapping’ approach was used to identify and evaluate potential policies for improving recycled plastics markets.


The study provided a detailed, evidence-based assessment of recycled plastics markets and the barriers that prevent them functioning properly. The study also identified appropriate policies for improving markets and serves as a key reference for OECD member governments on this issue. The full report can be found on the OECD website.