Plastic and Flexible Packaging

Key figures

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Plastic and flexible packaging in 2009

  • €6.40 billion turnover
  • 320 companies
  • 38,000 employees

 

Breakdown:


Plastic packaging

  • €4.95 billion turnover
  • 1,886 KT
  • 31,510 employees
  • 290 companies (with more than 20 employees)

 


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Flexible packaging*

  • €1.45 billion turnover
  • 2,506 million m²
  • 6,490 employees
  • 30 companies



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French Liaison Committee for Packaging Industry

*Flexible packaging is:

  • Multi-material film: plastic, aluminium, paper
  • Multi-layer film: several layers of plastic.

 

The packaging industry in 2008

  • €18.7 billion turnover
  • 1,477 companies
  • 105,300 employees

 

Market size by turnover

1. Plastic & flexible: 6,920 M€

2. Paper & board: 6,340 M€

3. Glass: 1,913 M€

4. Metal: 1,787 M€

5. Wood: 1,770 M€

 

To find out more about the packaging industry in France: www.clife.fr

 

Packaging in plastic consumption

Plastic packaging accounts for 40% of the plastic consumed in France and Europe.

 

Plastic and oil

Plastic represents 4% of oil consumption
Plastic packaging accounts for 1.5% of oil consumption


> To find out more about plastic: www.lesplastiques.com

 

What happens to plastic packaging after use?

  • Household packaging represents approx. 1,000 KT / year and 4% of household waste by weight.
  • 218,000 T of household plastic packaging was recycled in 2007 > Recycling rate: 21.8%.
  • 206,500 T of industrial & commercial plastic packaging was recycled in 2007 > Recycling rate: 20.6%.
  • In total, 424,500 T of plastic packaging was recycled in 2007 > Recycling rate: 21.2%.


> Find out more about recycling

 

The European plastic packaging market

In 2005 (latest available figures):

  • €179,212 million turnover
  • 53,828 companies
  • 1,307,107 employees

Source: EuPC - Official statistics / HPP-Science


> To find out more about the European plastic packaging market: www.plasticsconverters.eu/markets/packaging

 

The European flexible packaging market

In 2007:

  • US$16.6 billion (global: US$52.2 billion) turnover (converted and non-converted materials)

Source: PCI Films Consulting Ltd


> To find out more about the European flexible market: www.flexpack-europe.org/front_content.php 


The main European plastic and flexible packaging producing countries (2007):

 

 

Source: Eurostat / PCI Films with the support of FPE