PET is an outstanding packaging material, and also the largest plastic material recycled in Europe. Nearly 66 billion bottles were collected and recycled in 2014, representing 57% of bottles, primarily used for mineral waters and soft drinks.

Petcore Europe (formerly Petcore – PET COntainer REcycling) is the association based in Brussels representing the complete PET value chain in Europe, from PET manufacture to conversion into packaging and recycling, and other related activities.

Our association is at the forefront of working with all stakeholders to ensure the sustainable growth of PET as a packaging material of choice, and also to further increase post-consumer PET collection and recycling. We are communicating with the European institutions about the importance of the PET value chain, especially as PET is significantly contributing to the Circular Economy. Furthermore, we respond to any concern or issue which could be raised by stakeholders.