According to Petcore, the tonnage of PET collected for recycling in 1999 was equivalent to 4bn bottles. Association manager, Henk Hansler said that the quality of recycled PET was "still very high and improving". He noted that trials were being carried out on its re-use in food contact applications, but added that the technology was "currently expensive".
Petcore, tel: +31 23 542 5369.
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