European project Polymark: Developing new technology to detect used PET bottles suitable for reuse in food-contact applications

10 September 2014

An EU-funded research project has been launched; aiming to increase the availability of recycled PET from used bottle to new bottle and to contribute to the EU’s circular economy.
Currently, the availability of recycled PET suitable for reuse into beverage packaging is limited. This is because collected beverage bottles can be mixed with other PET bottles that are unsuitable for use in food packaging.
The Polymark project aims to dramatically increase the availability of recycled PET for the production of new beverage containers. It will develop a technology for the automated detection and sorting of suitable PET bottles (Press Release Polymark, 8 July 2014).
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