CPME http://cpme-pet.org/ en PET manufacturers call on Commission to protect European single market http://cpme-pet.org/node/627 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">PET manufacturers call on Commission to protect European single market</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 10/04/2021 - 21:17</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>PET representatives address International Symposium on Sustainability in Venice International University on October 1st</strong></p> <p>The Committee of PET Manufacturers in Europe (CPME) has called on the European Commission to protect the European single market. CPME participated at the 6th International Symposium on Sustainability presenting its position during a session titled “THE PET Case – The Value Chain on the Forefront of Ecological Transition”. The trade association pointing out the risks to the European single market and the rise of greenwashing due to a fragmented approach to SUP Directive transposition by Member States.</p> <p>“The Single Use Plastic Directive has a clear vision for a circular future, yet its transposition at member state level is fragmented and inconsistent. For example, paper cups lined with plastic are exempt in Italy yet covered elsewhere. Regulations risk being branded as ‘greenwashing’. The Commission must act to protect our single market and respect for regulations. Sustainability requires a pragmatic approach where science needs to prevail over ideology.” Chairman of CPME Antonello Ciotti said.</p></div> <ul class="comments"> </ul> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-display field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Blog Display</div> <div class="field__item">Thumbnail</div> </div> Mon, 04 Oct 2021 20:17:14 +0000 Anonymous 627 at http://cpme-pet.org http://cpme-pet.org/node/627#comments CPME Policy Paper on Non-Recycled Plastic Packaging Waste Contribution http://cpme-pet.org/node/625 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">CPME Policy Paper on Non-Recycled Plastic Packaging Waste Contribution</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 07/22/2021 - 10:39</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span>CPME members are working to deliver a circular economy for PET. Design for recycling, higher recycling rates, more and better quality recyclates are the ways to achieve this. We are fully committed to further consultation on how we can help deliver closed loop recycling. Find out more in CPME’s new Policy Paper on fiscal measures and plastic packaging waste. Executive Summary <a href="https://www.cpme-pet.org/sites/default/files/2021-08/CPME%20-%20Executive%20Summary_0.pdf">here</a>.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>Contact us for full report.</span></span></p> <p><span><span><em>#EUGreenDeal #Circu</em><em>larEconomy #PET #Sustainability #EUinternalmarket </em></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Copyright © 2021, CPME. All rights reserved.</span></span></span></span></p></div> <ul class="comments"> </ul> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-display field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Blog Display</div> <div class="field__item">Thumbnail</div> </div> Thu, 22 Jul 2021 09:39:57 +0000 Anonymous 625 at http://cpme-pet.org http://cpme-pet.org/node/625#comments COSIGNED RECENT PRESS RELEASE http://cpme-pet.org/node/626 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">COSIGNED RECENT PRESS RELEASE</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 07/05/2021 - 16:27</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Delays by the European Commission in authorizing recycling processes for PET food contact applications; 5 industry associations take action!</p> <p>PET value-chain Trade Associations concerned for the EU Green Deal and the transition to a Circular Economy to become missed opportunities. If you are keen to learn more, please read the <a href="https://www.cpme-pet.org/PressRelease-050721.pdf">Press Release</a></p> </div> <ul class="comments"> </ul> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-display field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Blog Display</div> <div class="field__item">Thumbnail</div> </div> Mon, 05 Jul 2021 15:27:31 +0000 Anonymous 626 at http://cpme-pet.org http://cpme-pet.org/node/626#comments Plastipak Italia Preform Srl http://cpme-pet.org/members/plastipak <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Plastipak Italia Preform Srl</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 03/18/2021 - 08:59</span> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Image</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-03/Logo.jpg" width="133" height="43" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-thumbnail field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Thumbnail</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-03/Logo_0.jpg" width="133" height="43" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-portfolio-link field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">https://www.plastipak.com/</div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/4" hreflang="en">Member</a> <!--/div--> <div class="field field--name-field-layout-mode field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Layout Mode</div> <div class="field__item">Small Slider</div> </div> Thu, 18 Mar 2021 08:59:10 +0000 Anonymous 623 at http://cpme-pet.org JBF Global Europe BVBA http://cpme-pet.org/members/jbf <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">JBF Global Europe BVBA</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 03/05/2021 - 15:20</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>JBF Global Europe BVBA, is a 100% subsidiary of JBF Group with name plate capacity of 430,000MT per annum located in Laakdal, Belgium. JBF Global Europe is the first plant set up in Europe with state of the art Melt to Resin (MTR) technology to provide the industry with energy efficient, low carbon foot print solution for PET. Apart from European PET plant, JBF Group has also Polyester Fibers, PET &amp; BoPET manufacturing sites in UAE, Bahrain &amp; multiple locations in India.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Image</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-03/JBF%20Logo_1.jpg" width="1058" height="638" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-thumbnail field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Thumbnail</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-03/JBF%20Logo_2.jpg" width="1058" height="638" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-portfolio-link field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">https://www.jbfrak.com</div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/4" hreflang="en">Member</a> <!--/div--> <div class="field field--name-field-layout-mode field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Layout Mode</div> <div class="field__item">Small Slider</div> </div> Fri, 05 Mar 2021 15:20:36 +0000 Anonymous 620 at http://cpme-pet.org What kinds of products are made from recycled PET? http://cpme-pet.org/node/116 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">What kinds of products are made from recycled PET?</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mattpark</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 03/15/2020 - 14:55</span> <p>Bottles, jars and other containers made of PET can be collected and recycled into a wealth of products.  PET can be recycled into new PET bottles and containers, carpet and clothing, industrial strapping, rope, upholstery fabrics, boat sails, automotive parts, fibrefill for winter jackets and sleeping bags, construction materials, and many other items.</p> Sun, 15 Mar 2020 14:55:18 +0000 mattpark 116 at http://cpme-pet.org Is recycling of PET comparable with glass? http://cpme-pet.org/node/115 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Is recycling of PET comparable with glass?</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mattpark</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 03/15/2020 - 14:55</span> <p>Yes, it is.  Although glass has been recycled virtually continuously since its invention and its recycle is a well-established industry, PET can be collected in the same way and recycled by washing and remelting in a similar manner to glass.  Recycling of PET bottles is now a common practice in most industrialised countries.  However, because PET can be used for a variety of other applications it is not always recycled into new bottles.  Melting and forming fibre products is the historic choice for the recycled PET material, as these markets are well developed.  Sheets and strapping tapes are other considerable outlets for recycled PET.There are many technologies to allow purification of recycled PET to a level that is more than satisfactory for use in food grade applications.  In Europe these processes and their raw material sourcing must be approved by the EC on EFSA’s recommendation and are subject to strict monitoring.The selection of the most appropriate outlet for recycled PET must be done on a case by case basis, by looking at both the environmental impact and the economics of each envisaged application.</p> Sun, 15 Mar 2020 14:55:01 +0000 mattpark 115 at http://cpme-pet.org Is PET the best plastic for soft drinks packaging on environmental criteria? http://cpme-pet.org/node/114 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Is PET the best plastic for soft drinks packaging on environmental criteria?</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mattpark</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 03/15/2020 - 14:54</span> <p>Not specifically, although several LCA comparisons show excellent environmental benefits from the use of PET.  It is important to ensure that the material is 'fit for the purpose' and can be washed and cleansed adequately, in order to make its recycling easier.  Developments in PET materials, improvements in bottle manufacturing technology and lower temperature sterilisation techniques ensure that PET is the preferred material for such a demanding task, as at the same time it confers the benefits of light weight and low material usage.  This results directly in raw material and energy savings contributing to better environmental performance and to lower production costs.</p> Sun, 15 Mar 2020 14:54:45 +0000 mattpark 114 at http://cpme-pet.org How can PET have a positive environmental profile if its raw materials are petroleum-based? http://cpme-pet.org/node/113 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">How can PET have a positive environmental profile if its raw materials are petroleum-based?</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mattpark</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 03/15/2020 - 14:54</span> <p>PET is a remarkably energy-efficient packaging material.  First of all, it's highly recyclable.  Although the feedstocks for PET are crude oil and natural gas, the environmental impact of PET is very favourable in comparison to glass, aluminium and other container materials.  Because PET is so strong yet light in weight, it allows more product to be delivered with less packaging, less weight and less fuel are required for transportation.  Life cycle studies of PET have consistently shown it to be a highly sustainable material with a positive environmental profile.</p> Sun, 15 Mar 2020 14:54:27 +0000 mattpark 113 at http://cpme-pet.org Do Eco-profiles show which packaging material is best for the environment? http://cpme-pet.org/node/112 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Do Eco-profiles show which packaging material is best for the environment?</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mattpark</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 03/15/2020 - 14:54</span> <p>This is a frequent question that is almost impossible to answer.  When looking at environmental criteria - unless each effect is categorised, classified, and ranked in order of societal importance - a clear answer cannot be given.  For example, which is the most important - reduction of global warming gases, fossil fuel depletion rates, consumption of water, emissions to water courses, air emissions, eutrophication of waterways, reduction of ozone depleting gases, or other parameters?<br /> <br /> An answer to this question is that there is no clear consensus on ranking.  Even environmental NGOs have no unambiguous priorities.  Each parameter is usually ranked differently; there is no solution that is best for every aspect.However, overall reductions in the listed aspects are generally beneficial.  PET, because of its lightweight and general toughness, requires less packaging material per unit of packaged product, which, in general, reduces the overall environmental burdens.</p> Sun, 15 Mar 2020 14:54:00 +0000 mattpark 112 at http://cpme-pet.org