Increase the percentage of recycled plastic used in products manufactured by Plastic Omnium for one of its customers, with a target of 50% by 2030

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Terms of the action or commitment

Carmakers are committed to increasing use of recycled materials into their products. Plastic Omnium is working with one of these pioneering carmakers to introduce more recycled materials, first in hidden exterior parts and then in visible parts.

Levers mobilized for circular economy (according to Ademe)

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Implementation timeline

Starting year


Ending year


Main actors mobilized

Internal actors

Raw Materials Expertise, Purchasing Department, Programs Department, Operations Department

External actors

All the players in the plastic recycling value chain: raw material suppliers, recyclers, car manufacturers, etc...

Geographic area

Europe first, then the United States and China

Photo / Video

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2022 follow-up of the action

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Date of follow-up

May 2022

Methods of validation of the follow-up

Internal and external validations performed with certified laboratories and pilot lines

Status of the action

In progress


a) Results


Partially achieved

Not achieved


Comparison with the projected pace in the last publications

Keeping up with the times

In advance (2021)


Partial / Final results
– More than 50 suppliers were contacted as part of a large benchmarking exercise.

– 200 recycled materials were proposed and evaluated

– 65 were tested in-house by combining injection tests on industrial presses and performance characterization tests on specimens and parts in the laboratory.

– The best materials have been injected internally and at our suppliers

– A demonstrator, based on an existing product, was manufactured with some of these materials. It contains 50% mass recycled plastics

– The most critical performances were evaluated by the laboratory with encouraging results
Company's comments
– This demonstrator made it possible to assess the level of maturity of the new grades of recycled materials in relation to the level of performance and requirement of the automotive industry.

– The logical continuation of this project is to integrate these materials into future vehicles in order to increase the share of recycled plastics and thus meet the very high demand of our customers and consumers.

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