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.