Plastics in the Circular Economy


  • Elena-Loredana Pîrvu


circular economy; plastics; competitive economy; single use plastics directive


The circular economy focuses on the issue of low use of materials. In a circular economy,
the value of products and materials is preserved for as long as possible, waste and resource use are
minimised, and resources do not leave the economic flow once they have reached the end of their
lifecycle, but are reused and createvalue still.2The European Union has concluded that the creation of a
genuine market for recycled plastics may allow it to turn plastic waste into an economic resource. Thus,
the European Union declares war on all single-useplastics.The new legal acts change the development
model of the European Union countries and the urge to “buy, consume and throw away” is now replaced
by “buy, reuse, repair, recycle”.




How to Cite

Pîrvu, E.-L. . (2020). Plastics in the Circular Economy: Array. Journal of Danubian Studies and Research, 9(2). Retrieved from



Danubian Economy and Legislation