On December 3, 2018, the industry associations Petcore Europe and Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) published a document entitled “Design for recycling guidelines for PET thermoformed trays clear transparent to be recycled even in food applications.”
“With these guidelines the PET industry wants to show that properly designed packaging, separate collection, good sorting and recycling of PET trays are the way towards circularity,” the associations stated. The document reflects “the current status-of-the-art of technology” and will be updated when new technology is established.
Petcore Europe (December 3, 2018). “Design for recycling guidelines for pet trays published.”
Jenny Eagle (December 4, 2018). “Petcore Europe & PRE launch ‘Design for Recycling Guidelines’ for PET trays.” Beverage Daily
PlastEurope (December 5, 2018). “Petcore and PRE publish design guidelines for thermoformed trays.”
Petcore Europe and PRE (November 2018). “Design for recycling guidelines for PET thermoformed trays clear transparent to be recycled even in food applications.” (pdf)