Mineral water firms say 90% of used bottles will be recycled

The European Federation of Bottled Waters has pledged to ensure that 90% of all PET water bottles sold in the EU will be collected for recycling by 2025

The European Federation of Bottled Waters has pledged to ensure that 90% of all PET water bottles sold in the EU will be collected for recycling by 2025, while increasing the proportion of recycled plastic in new containers to at least 25%.

“Some member states collect more than 90% of PET bottles while others collect less than 20%, meaning our packaging today is part of the unacceptable phenomenon of littering alongside other discarded items,” the trade association said in a statement.

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