Collection and sorting is the way forward | Petcore Europe Lunch Discussion in the European Parliament on 20 March 2019

Since 1993, the entire PET (PolyEthylene Terephthalate) value chain has been ready to industrially recycle PET, to an extent that the PET recycling companies have always been in overcapacity in the EU. Ambitious recycling targets have been set by the EU Plastics Strategy; to make sure that the collection and sorting will meet the recycling capacities, Petcore Europe and the Parliament Magazine organised two round table discussion in the European Parliament. During the first  one on 19 February, the PET industry shared best practices with EU policymakers, NGOs and stakeholders alike.

Follow the latest news of Petcore Europe. This is the first newsletter of 2019 featuring updates of our Petcore Europe Conference 2019, Round Table Discussions in the European Parliament and much more.

63 individual company members and six European associations work together in the European PET value chain association. Petcore Europe, the Brussels based association representing the entire PET (PolyEthylene Terephthalate) value chain in Europe, increases its competence by welcoming twelve new members in 2019: Bandera, IFPEN - French Institute of Petroleum Energies nouvelles, Point Plastic, AFA Dispensing, Remondis PET Recycling, CUMAPOL, RETAL Industries, PepsiCo, Mitsubishi Polyester Films, Suntory, Digimarc and Finat.

Best Practices for Harmonised Collection & Sorting | Breakfast Discussion in the European Parliament on 19 February 2019

The entire PET industry has set itself ambitious recycling targets and is committed to increase its role in the circular economyPetcore Europe and the Parliament Magazine therefore organised a breakfast discussion in the European Parliament  to present the PET industry's best practices and to bring together EU policymakers, NGOs and stakeholders alike to discuss the PET recyclers’ unused capacity. The event was kindly hosted by MEP Maria Spyraki.

Petcore Europe ODR Working Group achieves a 3-year temporary endorsement for perforated sleeves on Household and Personal Care (HPC) PET bottles by the European PET Bottle Platform

Each year the European PET value chain meets in Brussels for the annual Petcore Europe Conference. Due to its continued success over recent past, this year the two day conference was held at a new venue to welcome more than 280 industry delegates

DuPont Teijin Films launched new Mylar® Harvest Fresh rPET range of heat sealable polyester films with up to 50 percent post-consumer recycled rPET content.

Single-use plastics: Presidency reaches provisional agreement with Parliament

Yesterday, during the third and last trilogue regarding the “Proposal for a Directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment”, commonly known as Single-use Plastics Directive Proposal, the European Parliament and Council reached a provisional agreement which is expected to be signed today by the national Environment Ministers.

ICIS and Petcore Europe PET Recycling Survey 2017 - Harmonized European-wide collection is the way forward.

Out of 3.308.300 tonnes of PET bottles placed in the European market in 2017, 58.2% - in total 1.923.100 tonnes (+2.9 % compared to 2016) - were collected. This conclusion comes from the Annual Survey on the European PET Recycle Industry, conducted by ICIS and commissioned by Petcore Europe.

On the 11th December 2018, 13 organisations from the entire plastics value chain hosted their first annual event “The EU Plastics Industries – Towards Circularity” and presented the status of their voluntary commitments and pledges in front of the media, NGOs and representatives of the European Commission.

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