Petcore Europe is pleased to announce the new date for its annual conference: 23 February 2016 in Brussels.

Due to the exceptional situation in Brussels in November, we had to postpone our conference scheduled to take place on the 24th. But to postpone is not to abandon!

We are looking forward to welcoming you on that new date - same place, same topics, same speakers and with more than 130 experts and leaders from the complete PET value chain in Europe and beyond as well as representatives from the European institutions.


Petcore Europe Conference programme.pdf

After the kick-off meeting in June, the Petcore Europe Working Group on Recycling PET Thermoforms met for a second time on 7 October in order to discuss the progress and results of the different task forces. The group’s chairs reported on the current PET thermoforms market, the recycling and sorting situation as well as packaging technologies, applications and current projects. The presentations are available for all members on the Petcore Europe extranet. 

PDF icon Thermoforms WG_registration form.pdf

On 24 November 2015, the annual Petcore Europe Conference will take place in Brussels. Well known in previous years as the PET Network Day, the conference brings together more than 100 experts and leaders from the whole PET value chain in Europe and beyond as well as representatives from the European institutions. This year, the conference will focus on the four key aspects Sustainability, Circular Economy, Innovation and Globalisation.

“For everyone involved in the PET value chain it is essential to stay up to date on the latest developments regarding European legislation, trends, innovation and what is happening outside of Europe,” outlines Patrick Peuch, Petcore Europe Executive Director. “That is why our event is very important for all actors in the PET value chain”.

Petcore Europe Conference 2015 programme.pdf

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has become a member of Petcore Europe, the Brussels based association representing the PET value chain in Europe.

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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, Unesda for soft drinks and the Brewers of Europe - to ARPET, the Russian counterpart of Petcore Europe. We received the following message back from ARPET:

“Thank you very much for quick response! I am sure that this letter will help us, because this letter is very informative and understandable for all kinds of officials and our opponents. It is very important for us, because now we can officially refer to this information. Many thanks to you and your colleagues from all Russian PET industry.”


PETCORE Europe is pleased to announce that Roberto Bertaggia has been appointed as Executive Director as of 23rd November 2023. He replaces Martin Stephan, who previously served in the role.

Want to assess recyclability of your PET Thermoformed packaging? PETCORE Europe is starting now to assess your solution! Clear transparent packaging already today and colored is coming soon!

The European PET Tray Platform created by Petcore Europe, supported by tray manufacturers, Recovery Organizations (EPRO) and Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE).

In 2019 Petcore Europe launched the PET Monomer Recycling Special Industry Group with initial engagement by companies involved in the development of new and innovative processes to recycle PET and Polyester waste by depolymerization and reusing its monomer constituents. Due to the growing interest in PET Monomer Recycling we decided to conduct "2021 PET Chemical Recycling: Depolymerization Forum" and to share key perceptions on Depolymerization.


This is the fourth newsletter of 2021 that is featuring messages from our President and our Executive Director, updates on activities by our Working Groups, our Communications Campaign, Social Media, policy and regulatory developments at EU and national level, information about our internal structure and many other interesting insights.

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