Video on sorting of post-consumer plastics

EU research project Polymark releases video presenting its new technology enabling identification and sorting of plastic packaging and consequently improving plastic recycling

Greenpeace survey on plastic bottles

Soft drink companies have limited commitment to reducing single-use plastic bottles, increasing recycled content in PET bottles, considering PET bottles’ contribution to ocean pollution, according to new Greenpeace report

Antimony in food packaging

Scientists measure antimony in plastic consumer products; find antimony in food trays, straws, and single-use drink bottles; presence attributed to its use as a catalyst in PET

The future of the PET industry

Petcore Europe annual conference looks at opportunities and challenges for PET in the circular economy; conference proceedings now available

PET bottle value chain addresses NIAS compliance

European PET industry associations form group to focus on regulatory compliance of PET food packaging regarding non-intentionally added substances

EFSA working group on recycling plastics: 15th meeting

Updated meeting minutes of EFSA’s CEF Panel working group on recycling plastics now available online

Workshop on opaque and difficult to recycle PET

Petcore Europe hosts workshop on opaque and difficult to recycle PET containers and holds annual conference on February 1-2, 2017 in Brussels

EFSA working group on recycling plastics: 14th meeting

Updated meeting minutes of EFSA’s CEF Panel working group on recycling plastics now available online

Plastic bottle recycling in the U.S. decreases slightly

Report by the Association of Plastic Recyclers and the American Chemistry Council shows that PET and HDPE bottle recycling in the U.S. dropped slightly in 2015, while PP bottle recycling increased by nearly 20%

1.8 mio t of PET bottles recycled in 2015

Report commissioned by Petcore Europe reveals that 59% of all PET bottles placed on the European market were collected for recycling in 2015; report to be discussed at Petcore Europe 2017 conference