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European plastic recyclers call for separate recycling of PET

 

Casper van den Dungen, chairman of Plastic Recyclers Europe, recently stated that 'Trays and bottles are two different types of products which cannot be recycled in the same recycling line'.

Therefore European Recyclers Europe - Brussels-based trade body - has called for an initiative to establish a separate recycling stream for thermoformed PET trays. The organisation said that 700,000 tonnes of PET trays are consumed yearly in Europe and can be recycled and reused if they are properly sorted and separated from other streams. The organisation also stressed that a trend for plastics separation would make companies interested in investing in the technology to recycle PET trays.

The R4R project aims at helping cities and regions to recycle waste efficiently at a local level by providing good practices and an online monitoring tool.

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