PET Resin Association (PETRA) introduces Recyclability & Innovation Model

19 October 2012

The PET Resin Association (PETRA) has unveiled a pioneering recyclability-assessment model that includes testing and evaluation criteria for special-use and innovative resins having a low market presence. PETRA officials say their Recyclability & Innovation Model was designed to combine the most progressive elements of existing European and North American recyclability initiatives without sacrificing rigorous testing benchmarks or compromising innovation. The voluntary PETRA Model allows for testing innovations levels of 2% and 10%, which encompass the vast majority of today’s new PET resin variants. It also includes criteria for testing at the more robust levels of 25% and 50% (News Item PETRA, 16 October 2012).