July 2019

Trends & Resources

Business Trends: US RPET and sustainability goals—a reality check

Three primary drivers exist for recycling polyethylene terephalate (PET) bottles.

Bermish, M., Wood Mackenzie

Three primary drivers exist for recycling polyethylene terephalate (PET) bottles: Economics Waste management/regulations Sustainability. FIG. 1. Regional drivers for recovery. Source: Wood Mackenzie Chemicals. In most low-income regions of the world, such as South America, Africa, the Middle East, East Europe and Asia-Pacific, economics is the primary driver for RPET recycling as it generates a flow of income (FIG. 1). Conversely, in wealthier regions such as North America and Western Europe, the primary drivers are waste management and sustainability issues. With available landfills diminishing and with resistance to incinerating plasti

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