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Glug and Toss Water Bottles Clog Landfills

by Environment News Service (ENS)  (May 16, 2007)

WASHINGTON, DC - Bottled water is not only costly at the cash register, it is environmentally costly, according to a new report from the Worldwatch Institute. Millions of tons of oil-derived plastics, mostly polyethylene terephthalate, PET, are used to make the water bottles, most of which are not recycled. Each year, about two million tons of ...

Water bottle boost for UK’s recycled pet market

by MRW - Materials Recycling World  (Feb. 11, 2009)

The UK’s recovered bottle market received a vote of confidence as a major bottled water company announced plans to buy more recycled PET from a UK reprocessor. French mineral water company Danone, producer of Evian and Volvic, said it will buy 12,000 tonnes of recycled PET from Greenstar by 2011. This year, Danone will buy 5,000 tonnes of ...

Coca-Cola to Recycle or Reuse All Its U.S. Plastic Bottles

by Environment News Service (ENS)  (Sep. 6, 2007)

ATLANTA, Georgia, September 6, 2007 (ENS) - The world's largest beverage company, Coca-Cola, is planning to invest more than $60 million to build the world's largest plastic-bottle-to-bottle recycling plant and support recycling in the United States, the company said Wednesday. These investments are part of the company's goal to recycle or reuse ...

PET Container Recycling Rate up to 29% for 2010

by The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR)  (Oct. 12, 2011)

The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR), The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR), and the PET Resin Association (PETRA) announced today the release of the “2010 Report on Post Consumer PET Container Recycling Activity” and a 2010 Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) ...

M&S first retailer to convert mini wine range to PET

by MRW - Materials Recycling World  (May 5, 2010)

From this month, Marks and Spencer will become the first retailer to convert its entire range of mini 25cl wine bottles from glass to PET. This move is set to save the retailer 525 tonnes of packaging a year, equivalent to 747 jumbo jets, and will be extended to all 19 white, red and rose wines which are available in the 25cl size. The mini ...

The First Domestic High Technology PET Bottle Recycling Line

by Zhejiang Boretech Co., Ltd.  (Sep. 2, 2010)

Zhejiang Haili Holding Group signed the contract with us for TL-3000 PET bottle recycling line on July 5th 2010.So far, Haili Group extends the business scope with our company from material to equipment field and begins to develop a complete cooperation. Zhejiang Haili Holding Group was established in 1992, is a modern enterprise with seven ...

IBWA’s New Video Tours PET Plastic Bottle Recycling Facility

by International Bottled Water Association (IBWA)  (Jun. 2, 2011)

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA)’s consumer website www.bottledwatermatters.com has released a new YouTube video, “Recycling Empty Plastic Bottles,” that gives consumers a good look at how a PET recycling facility converts more than two billion PET plastic ...

Coca-Cola hellenic contributes to increased PET bottle collection rates in Europe

by CSRwire - Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire  (Jul. 18, 2011)

The amount of PET plastic bottles collected for recycling across Europe last year rose by more than six per cent to reach almost 1.5 million tonnes, according to a report commissioned by two industry bodies. European PET container body Petcore and plastics recycling association EuPR said European post-sorting PET collection increased to 1.45 ...

Robust PANTHER granulator from Pallmann for efficient PET bottle recycling

by PALLMANN Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG  (Jul. 22, 2015)

Pallmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG, which is based in Zweibrücken, has extended its range of robust PANTHER recycling granulators, by adding a granulator that has been specially designed for recycling reusable materials from PET bottles. From lemonade to coke, beer and mineral water - more and more drinks are sold in PET bottles. ...

Report says PET recycling rate increased 28% in 2009

by The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR)  (Nov. 5, 2010)

 The recycling rate of polyethylene terephthalate increased 28% in 2009 making it the six consecutive year of gains in the United States´ recycling rate. And the 2009 rate increase occurred despite a 4% decrease in the total PET bottles and jars available for recycling, by weight, according to the "2009 Report on Post Consumer PET ...

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