According to a British study, 70% of beverage bottles are made from more recycled PET. Currently, about 1 million plastic bottles are sold every minute in the world, and only 14% of them are recycled. Even if these plastic bottles are recycled, they will only be broken down into low-grade plastics for other uses because of current technical deficiencies. Therefore, producers still have to use oil to produce new beverage bottles to meet demand.
The European Federation of Bottled Waters was announced in 2018. By 2025, in European bottled water，the average use of recycled plastics of PET bottles is not less than 25%, and the recycled PET recovery rate is 90%. This institution leader also said: “We face enormous challenges in the circular economy, especially in packaging. Because of the large number of plastic bottles used, they have been criticized by relevant parties.”
This Association think, Natural Mineral and Spring Water Producers will be driving force for:
1.Collecting 90% of all PET water bottles by 2025
2.Collaborating with the recycling industry to use at least 25% recycled PET in its bottles by 2025
3.Innovating and investing further in eco-design and research on non-fossil based packaging materials
4.Engaging with consumers and supporting initiatives that will encourage proper sorting and disposal of packaging.
We must to improve the efficiency of PET bottle recycling, high quality sorting and recycling, and hope that PET bottles can be considered a valuable resource, not a waste.