Criteria for the improvement of quality and economic viability of PET bottles have been recommended by two leading European beverage and bottled water associations to their members.
The Union of European non-alcoholic beverage associations (UNESDA) and the European Federation of Bottled Waters (EFBW) have both recommended the implementation of “Design for Recycling Guidelines” criteria established by the European PET Bottle Platform (EPBP).
The criteria will help members of the respective associations to improve the recyclability of PET bottles in future, and both organisations hope that members will reach EPBP compliance by the end of 2012.
EFBW environment committee vice chair Philippe Diercxsens said: “The bottled water and soft drinks industries are fully committed to operating in an environmentally sustainable manner. Our goal is to encourage members to consider the recycling of PET bottles at the very beginning of the planning process when developing new PET bottle designs.”