Garbo in collaboration with the University of Modena and Bologna, has developed an innovative “chemical recycling” process, called ChemPET, capable of handling almost all the currently non-recoverable PET based waste. Through a chemical reaction, the PET, present in the pre- and post-consumer waste, is reacted selectively with ethylene glycol and transformed into an intermediate product called BHET (bis-hydroxy-ethylene-terephthalate) which, if adequately purified , can be used again for the production of PET in place of raw materials of fossil origin.

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