EFBW calls for more efficient collection and sorting systems

02.07.2019

A well-designed Deposit Refund System is suitable for that purpose.


On the first of July, the EFBW called for a step-change in the performance of collection and sorting systems for beverage containers to obtain the necessary quantity of high-quality recycled PET in the EU. A well-designed Deposit Refund System is suitable for that purpose.

The sector believes that high collection of beverage PET bottles is a first, but very important, step towards higher use of recycled PET. However, to include recycled PET in their packaging natural mineral and spring water producers require access to a consistent supply of high-quality, food contact, recycled material.

Therefore, to meet the above targets while ensuring quantity and quality of recycled PET, separate collection is essential. This can occur either via existing well-performing curbside collection or via the introduction of Deposit Refund Systems. Deposit Refund System has the benefit of yielding very high return rates in a separate “clean” stream for PET beverage bottles.

 

Read the full EFBW statement here.

 


by PEAK Sourcing