Projects

 

 

Polymark - The Novel Identification Technology to differentiate High Value Plastics in Waste Streams /Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) European initiative, RecoTrace™

 

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RecoTrace™ is a data collection system to monitor, verify and report polymer recycling and uptake in Europe. RecoTrace™ builds upon Recovinyl’s 18 years’ experience of collecting credible recycling data.

To learn more, please visit RecoTrace™ website.

Credibility via auditing - RecoTrace™ users are invited to audit and certify volumes with EuCertPlast, RecyClass or any other CPA approved audit scheme. PolyREC® advises RecoTrace™ users on a list  of recognised auditors. RecoTrace™ enables companies to  track their progress towards circularity and make their tonnages count towards the CPA goal, as well as national voluntary or legal recycling and recycled content targets.

To learn more about RecoTrace™, please check out this flyer - RecoTrace™ FLYER.

Learn how to record your circular polymers - RecoTrace™ VIDEO.

 

 

The Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) European initiative of the European Commission is aiming towards the development of a harmonised EU-wide methodology for the calculation of the environmental footprint of products including different materials such as glas, cartons but also PET.

In the EU, 51.6 billion litres of bottled water were consumed in 2012 and PET made up for more than 80% of the bottled water packaging. 

Therefore Petcore Europe joined - together with Danone Waters, Ferrarelle, FEVE (The European Container Glass Federation), Nestlé Waters, Quantis SA, Spadel and UETR (Union Européenne des Transporteurs Routiers) - this initiative and collects and provides the necessary data on PET to the authorities.

For more information, visit the DG Environment website here.

Polymark is a three-year research project funded by the European Commission that has developed a new technology which enables the identification and sorting of polymers, including PET, in the high-value plastics waste stream.

The Polymark project aims to maximise the value from recycling and the re-use of PET as valuable resource, while meeting EU rules on the re-use of food contact and non-food contact PET. The technology that has been developed successfully distinguishes between food-contact plastics and non-food contact plastics in order to further optimise the high-value waste stream and ultimately increase a more valuable use of these materials.

For more information, publications and first results: www.polymark.org

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