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Barriers and Opportunities in the Multi-Layer Plastic Packaging Value Chain Towards Circularity

This baseline study provides an overview of the scope, challenges, status quo and driving factors in efforts to increase circularity in multi-layer plastic packaging. Most importantly, it identifies the motivations, opportunities, and barriers that major stakeholders face along the multi-layer plastic packaging value chain and which either enable or hinder them from contributing toward more circularity. These factors are crucial for achieving significant change and therefore building a baseline for all MERLIN project activities and the monitoring of their results. By enabling stakeholders to exploit opportunities, mitigate barriers, and tackle unfavourable framework conditions, the MERLIN consortium partners aim to lead the change towards circularity in multi-layer plastic packaging.