Growth of PET collection and recycling in Europe continues: over 1.8 million tons of PET bottles collected and recycled in 2015

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With over 1.8 million tons of collected and recycled PET bottles, the 2015 European PET collection and recycling volumes have increased by 5% compared to 2014. This means that nearly 59% of all bottles placed in the European market have been collected for recycling in 2015, outlining an increase of 2% points compared to the 2014 collection rate.

These conclusions come from the annual PCI Wood Mackenzie report on post-consumer PET collection and recycling in Europe, which has been recently published.

“PETCORE EUROPE is pleased to see this continuous growth in the European PET collection and recycling figures, In the context of the Circular Economy, it becomes more and more clear that PET recycling takes a crucial role and significantly contributes to achieving the set plastics recycling targets “.

The survey results not only reveal the success of PET collection and recycling in Europe, but also the challenges and future work the PET industry is facing, and it clearly outlines the need for an improved collection and sorting system throughout Europe.

The 25-page report is a comprehensive account of the collection volumes in 2015 and projections to 2020.

To view the complete press release, please visit: http://www.petcore-europe.org