Welcome to PET EUROPE

PET EUROPE is a non-profit trade association that represents the European PET resin producers. PET EUROPE represents an industry with a capacity of 3.5 million tonnes of Virgin PET (vPET) per year. European Terephthalic Acid (PTA) producers are associate members. PET EUROPE supports sustainable growth of PET manufacturing in Europe.

What is PET?

PET is the most commonly used acronym for the polymer poly ethyleneterephthalate.

PET is used to manufacture plastic bottles, trays and containers for packaging foods, beverages, personal care products, and many other consumer products.

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What is PET?

PET is the most commonly used acronym for the polymer poly ethyleneterephthalate.

PET is used to manufacture plastic bottles, trays and containers for packaging foods, beverages, personal care products, and many other consumer products.

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What is PET?

PET is the most commonly used acronym for the polymer poly ethyleneterephthalate.

PET is used to manufacture plastic bottles, trays and containers for packaging foods, beverages, personal care products, and many other consumer products.

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The Impact of PET

PET is an energy-efficient packaging material with a lower environmental impact than glass, aluminium, and other container materials. PET is light-weight and allows product to be delivered more sustainably.

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The Impact of PET

PET is an energy-efficient packaging material with a lower environmental impact than glass, aluminium, and other container materials. PET is light-weight and allows product to be delivered more sustainably.

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The Impact of PET

PET is an energy-efficient packaging material with a lower environmental impact than glass, aluminium, and other container materials. PET is light-weight and allows product to be delivered more sustainably.

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Why PET?

PET is resistant to attack by micro-organisms, does not react with food or beverages, and will not biologically degrade. It has been approved as being safe for contact with food and beverages by the European Food Safety Authority, the FDA and virtually every other health safety agency in the world. In addition, PET is extremely lightweight, easy to transport and does not shatter.

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Why PET?

PET is resistant to attack by micro-organisms, does not react with food or beverages, and will not biologically degrade. It has been approved as being safe for contact with food and beverages by the European Food Safety Authority, the FDA and virtually every other health safety agency in the world. In addition, PET is extremely lightweight, easy to transport and does not shatter.

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Why PET?

PET is resistant to attack by micro-organisms, does not react with food or beverages, and will not biologically degrade. It has been approved as being safe for contact with food and beverages by the European Food Safety Authority, the FDA and virtually every other health safety agency in the world. In addition, PET is extremely lightweight, easy to transport and does not shatter.

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The Future of PET

PET is a versatile material and is used to manufacture PET bottles, containers, carpet, clothing, industrial strapping, rope, upholstery fabrics, boat sails, automotive parts, fibrefill for winter jackets, sleeping bags, construction materials, and many other items.
PET can be recycled an infinite number of times. rPET is the abbreviation widely used for recycled PET packaging. It is a food-safe raw material made from recovered PET packaging that has been carefully prepared for recycling.

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The Future of PET

PET is a versatile material and is used to manufacture PET bottles, containers, carpet, clothing, industrial strapping, rope, upholstery fabrics, boat sails, automotive parts, fibrefill for winter jackets, sleeping bags, construction materials, and many other items.
PET can be recycled an infinite number of times. rPET is the abbreviation widely used for recycled PET packaging. It is a food-safe raw material made from recovered PET packaging that has been carefully prepared for recycling.

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The Future of PET

PET is a versatile material and is used to manufacture PET bottles, containers, carpet, clothing, industrial strapping, rope, upholstery fabrics, boat sails, automotive parts, fibrefill for winter jackets, sleeping bags, construction materials, and many other items.
PET can be recycled an infinite number of times. rPET is the abbreviation widely used for recycled PET packaging. It is a food-safe raw material made from recovered PET packaging that has been carefully prepared for recycling.

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Three main comments on PET

PET packaging is the best performing packaging polymer, in terms of waste collection and recycling

The main obstacles to the recycling of plastics are collection and design for recycling

Regulatory focus and investment in collection, sorting and waste treatment will increase

See what our partners are saying

"Changing consumer behaviour in Western Europe is an enormous challenge for us all.
We all have to do our bit, including industry".

European Parliament

"Fostering deposit return schemes and increasing recyclability rates across Europe - we all have a responsibility there".

European Commission

"Plays a very important role in packaging - convenient, lightweight, durable, safe - and in preserving integrity of food and drinks products".

Industry

"I would probably choose PET. I think it is very good for food contact applications. Deposit return schemes would also work really well for PET".

European Commission