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Why PET-Recycling?

PET recycling offers economic and ecological benefits. PET can be recycled up to 100 % and can be put back into circulation as a high-grade raw material.

PET recycling also helps to reduce waste, lower CO² emissions, reduce energy and water consumption during manufacturing, ensure a consistently high product quality and create a value added chain from the waste right through to the sorted raw material.

The importance of plastic recycling is underlined by EU Directive 2004/12/EC, which requires every EU member country to introduce a collection system for post-consumer plastic waste.

This directive represents an important step within the EU in the environmentally sound handling of the material – plastic packaging – and helps to promote further progress.

In the drinks industry in particular, the basic idea of recycling through the introduction of bottle return systems has exploded in recent years and is now a driving industry sector.