In order to ensure the sustainable growth of post-consumer PET collection and recycling as well as that PET is positioned as a sustainable packaging material, the focus of our work lies on the following:
Organisation of public events, such as the annual Petcore Europe Conference, gathering representatives from the complete PET value chain and the EU institutions, and other specific workshops.
Cooperation with other related industry and associations such as brand owners, waste management organisations, the public sector and other parties interested in the purposes of Petcore Europe.
Communication to the public and competent authorities using the expertise of the association to provide technical and scientific information.
Immediate and proactive response to any concern or issue related to PET (Issues Management).
Bi-annual survey on collection and recycling rates of PET in Europe.
Working Groups and Projects aiming at increasing the volumes of PET recycling (PET bottles, PET thermoforms, others PET packaging such as opaque & difficult to recycle), and at developing and promoting new solutions.
Participating in EPBP, the European PET Bottle Platform, a voluntary industry initiative that provides PET bottle design guidelines for recycling and evaluates packaging solutions and technologies.
For a complete overview on our structure, work activities and projects, have a look at our membership package here.