November 2022

Material flow for plastics in Germany 2021


(2-year cycle)

There is hardly a topic of our time in which plastics do not play a much-discussed role.

Modern consumption habits and their impact on the environment, resource protection and CO2 reduction in sectors such as mobility, construction, the generation of renewable energy by means of wind power or solar cells.

Within the framework of the study "Material flow for plastics in Germany 2021", Conversio analyses the life cycles of plastics in their diverse applications and also provides figures and data on the production, processing and recycling of the material. In addition - for the second time in a row - the processing quantities of plastic recyclates are also determined.  

A short version of the survey provides insights into the interesting results and can be obtained free of charge from the BKV GmbH website ( However, only available in German.

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