PET is the most recycled plastic material in Europe, according to Brussels-based trade association Petcore Europe. According to the newest report published by this association, the equivalent of around 65 billion bottles was recycled in 2013.
"The demand for PET as the packaging material of choice continues to grow, penetrating new markets with innovative applications," said Petcore Europe Chairman Roberto Bertaggia.
In his opinion, the extraordinary ability of PET to be recycled and reused in a variety of end uses is part of this success story. "It is helping toward the movement to a circular economy in Europe," he added.