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Petcore Europe report on collection and recycling of post-consumer PET in Europe reveals success and challenges The equivalent of 66 billion 1.5L PET bottles were collected and recycled in 2014, representing 57% of bottles and containers placed in the market. This conclusion comes from a report carried out by PCI PET Packaging Resin & Recycling Ltd for Petcore Europe from a Europe-wide survey among actors involved in the collection, sorting and recycling...
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During the 12 th Global Bottled Water Congress organised by Zenith International from 20 to 22 October in Lisbon, EFBW President Jean-Pierre Deffis will among others present the Polymark project . Next to Petcore Europe and EFBW, eight other partners support this three-year research project funded by the European Commission. its aim is the development of a new technology that will enable the identification and sorting of polymers, including PET, in the high-...
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On 11 June, delegates from the Japan PET Bottle Association visited Petcore Europe during their Europe tour. Views and best practices on PET recycling and other topics were exchanged and discussed. Photo: Tetsuo Miyazawa, Atsushi Ohira, Shuichi Koshio, Koji Nakamachi and Patrick Peuch
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The Russian government has proposed a ban on PET beer packaging since 2011 as an attempt to curb drinking in the country. PET bottles should be limited to <1.5% alcohol content. According to local reports, the market share of PET packaging in Russia is estimated at 50%. A ban may also have a negative impact on the water and soft drinks businesses, and on local producers of polymers. Petcore Europe sent a formal letter - co-signed by EFBW for bottled waters...
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ALL ABOUT PET – Our annual Petcore Europe Conference will focus on four themes: Sustainability, European Circular Economy, Innovation and Globalisation Petcore Europe is pleased to announce its 2015 annual conference in Brussels on 24 November. Well known in previous years as the PET Network Day, the Petcore Europe Conference brings together more than 100 experts and leaders from the whole PET value chain in Europe and beyond. Conference participants The...

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