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