Petcore Europe / PET Sheet Europe Press Release 25 September 2018

The modification to French Agricultural Law, approved on Friday, 14 September 2018 by the Assemblée Nationale and the Senate prohibits the availability of plastics containers and disposables for catering in school, university and nurseries. Despite current discussions in Europe affecting the end-of-life disposal of some of the same items targeted in France, as of today, the European Union has not yet adopted any restrictive measures against single use plastics packaging and food containers, which puts the decision in conflict with European law.

RWM will fill the halls of the NEC in Birmingham next week on the 12th and 13th of september, as 22,000 waste and recycling professionals will be attending the biggest event of its kind in the UK. Free tickets for RWM are available via

Next to 500 exhibitors, presentations from academy and industry representatives will show the latest innovations in recycling and waste management.

 Don't miss the event of the year for the PET value chain: "EU Plastics Strategy 2.0 - Taking the PET industry to the next step"


As of 2018 "ICIS Consulting" is Petcore Europe's new partner to conduct the analysis of the PET recycling business.

50 individual company members and five European associations work together in the European PET value chain association.

Petcore Europe, the Brussels based association representing the entire PET value chain in Europe, welcomes 15 new members in 2018: BASF, Logoplaste, DuPont Teijin Films, MacDermid, CCL Label, Coca-Cola, Danone, Fuji Seal Europe, LSDH, Graham Packaging Europe, Henkel, Fantastic Plastic, Eastman, Evertis and Sealed Air. 

On the 12 and 13 September, RWM will fill the halls of Birmingham's NEC with innovative and insightful companies and professionals working towards solving global waste issues. Simply register for your free tickets via .

Don't miss the event of the year for the PET value chain: "EU Plastics Strategy 2.0 - Taking the PET industry to the next step"

Petcore Europe is pleased to announce its annual conference in Brussels from 6-7 February 2019 in the Renaissance Brussels Hotel right in front of the European Parliament. Building up on the success of last year, Petcore Europe is happy to invite to its 2019 conference over two days in a prestigious new venue in the heart of the European neighborhood directly at Gare Luxembourg - only 15 minutes from Zaventem airport.

On Friday, 22 June 2018 4PET Recycling invited to its recycling plant in Duiven (Netherlands) to the opening of their new recycling line for PET trays! The new tray-to-tray PET recycling line is one of a kind and the first to be operated world-wide. The opening event with the name "creating circularity" was a huge success and shows the right direction for PET recycling.

European bottled water producers aim to increase the collection of PET bottles and the use of recycled PET.

Last week the European Federation of Bottled Waters (EFBW) announced four industry-wide pledges that aim to increase the collection of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles and the use of recycled PET. This will accelerate the shift towards a more circular European economy.

On 2 May 2018 experts from the PET and aerosol industry met in the Petcore Europe offices in Brussels for the first meeting of the recently launched Plastic Aerosol Recycling Special Industry Group. 

Chairman of the new group Johannes Burghaus (Procter & Gamble) and Christian Crépet (Petcore Europe) welcomed 15 participants from the entire value chain - brand owners, (aerosol) packaging designers and manufacturers, waste management organisations, etc.

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