PET Market in Europe: State of Play

6th February 2020

by Leyla Lugal, Andy Grant, Mark Cordle, Dr Debbie Fletcher

This report, produced for Plastic Recyclers Europe (PRE) with PET Container Recycling Europe (PETCORE) and the European Federation of Bottled Waters (EFBW), presents an overview of the PET market and recycling chain in 2018 and points the way forward for the sector over the next decade.

The report presents a summary of best available data on the whole European PET resource lifecycle, covering production, products on the market, collection and sorting, reprocessing, and the end markets for recyclate. It includes data from PRE’s first biannual survey of PET recyclers.

In the context of heightened ambition for both recycling and use of recycled content, underpinned by recent European legislation and consumer pressure, the report also highlights the opportunities, challenges and themes that will shape the development of European PET recycling over the next decade. Proposals are presented for improving data availability, standardisation and accreditation to support progress in the industry.

This report is available free of charge. Press the orange button and supply a few details about yourself in order to access the download.