Published by Petcore on 18 December 2017

Out of 3.147.000 tonnes of PET bottles and containers placed in the European market in 2016, a remarkable number of 59.8% - in total 1.880.900 tonnes - were collected and thereof 1.773.200 tonnes mechanically recycled. These conclusions come from the annual PCI Wood Mackenzie PET recycle survey for West Europe in 2016, commissioned by Petcore Europe. It shows that the collection rates increased by 7.4%, while the recycling rates also grew by 7.3%. In 2016, that resulted in 129.400 tonnes more collected and 120.000 tonnes more recycled PET compared to 2014.

PET Stand-Out Choice for Eco-Conscious Bakers 

By PackagingEurope.com, Published: September 12th, 2006

Packaging manufacturers are working smarter than ever before to develop packs that are lighter, stronger and more recyclable.  Packs also need to be fit for purpose in terms of protecting, preserving and presenting bakery products.

But what is the best material to use? Fresh food packaging manufacturer LINPAC takes a look at the benefits of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) for the bakery sector.