In an article published on November 21, 2018, the magazine EUWID Verpackung informed that the German quality label RAL Gütezeichen has set a new target for recycled content in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles: By 2022, PET beverage packaging with the RAL quality mark shall consist of an average of 50% recycled material. The minimum recycling rate for obtaining the quality mark is currently at 25% and will remain unchanged. Members of the RAL Gütezeichen association include preform manufacturers, beverage producers, and recyclers.

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EUWID Verpackung (November 21, 2018). “Rezyklatanteil in PET-Getränkeverpackungen mit RAL-Gütezeichen soll bis 2022 signifikant erhöht werden.(in German)