According to a study conducted by consulting company Conversio, some 250 million tons of plastic waste are produced every year. Of these only 20% are recycled and kept in the loop.
"Low recycling ratios are also primarily related to poor sorting efficiency. We want to change this with the digital watermark for plastics."
– Gian De Belder, recycling specialist at Procter & Gamble.
The United Nations assume that the number of inhabitants will go up to 9.5 billion by 2050. This is two billion more than today.
Barbara Brockmann (Institute of Production Systems, TU Dortmund)