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Current figures

According to information from Petcore, more than 1.4 million tonnes of PET bottles were recycled in Europe in 2009. Of this amount, 22 % were reused for the manufacture of bottles and containers.

The collection rate of PET bottles in Europe was 48.6%, clearly exceeding the recycling quota of 22.5 % stipulated by the EU.

Large drinks producers such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Danone and Nestlé will, in future, be increasing the recycling proportion in their bottles and packaging. More and more material flows will be cropping up.

Increasing acceptance quantities, collection systems established, high collection rates and growing environmental awareness all support PET recycling.