“PET Packaging: how to improve circularity via the latest sorting technologies? online webinaron the 19tof MARCH 2024 from 2:00 – 5:30 PM.

Objective of the webinar: educative online webinar, aiming to help understanding better what else could be done to improve sorting of PET packaging waste. The main questions of the event are: how to advance circularity via sorting technologies? PET Packaging Sorting: the decisive role to boost PET circularity in Europe/ Sorting: the silver bullet for Circular rPET?

PET claims to be the "best in class" plastic, but only clear beverage bottles can be considered truly circular. All other PET categories, including non-food bottles, opaque, colored or full-sleeve bottles, trays (mono and multi-layers) still need a lot of progress, and time is ticking. Circularity requires to separate these products into as many sub-streams as needed: this is called granular sorting. Latest optical sorting innovations are the key enablers for granularity, as they go far beyond the recognition of the main material.


Speakers and Agenda


2:00 2:15 PM CET Introduction and disclaimer by Antoine Bourely, Pellenc ST 


2:15 – 3:00 PM CET “Session 1. EPR in Europe: streams strategy and opportunities for high quality streams” moderated by Roberto Bertaggia (Petcore Europe)

Confirmed Speakers:

2:15 – 2:30 PM CETAntonio Protopapa, COREPLA 

2:30 – 2:45 PM CET – Juliette Beaulieu, CITEO

2:45 – 3:00 PM CET – Panel discussion


3:00 – 4:00 PM CET “Session 2. Technical novelties update from spectroscopy, AI & markers” moderated by Alessandra Funcia (Sukano)

Confirmed Speakers:

3:00 – 3:15 PM CETValerio Sama, Tomra 

3:15 – 3:30 PM CET – Antoine Bourely, Pellenc ST 

3:30 – 3:45 PM CETTobias Eder, Sesotec 

3:45 – 4:00 PM CET – Panel discussion


4:00 4:10 PM CET Coffee Break 


4:10 5:20 PM CET “Session 3. Emerging sorting technologies: capabilities, limitations and TRL (technology readiness level)” moderated by Raphael Jaumotte (Petcore Europe)

Confirmed Speakers:

4:10 – 4:25 PM Edward Kosior, NextLoopp - UV tracers 

4:25 – 4:40 PM – Sam Favager, Digimarc - digital watermarks 

4:40 – 4:55 PM – Marien de Lint, Filigrade - digital watermarks  

4:55 – 5:10 PM Nicolas Braem, Polyperception - Artificial Intelligence 

5:10 – 5:20 PM – Panel discussion


5:20 – 5:30 PM – Wrap-up & Conclusion by Raphael Jaumotte (Petcore Europe)



The Petcore Europe Team is looking forward to meeting you all at our upcoming event!