Cheap Crude Oil Endangers Success in Plastics Recycling

The low oil price makes the production of new plastics more cost-effective and has further aggravated the already tense situation of many plastics recyclers. The Green Dot, the detergent manufacturers Werner and Mertz and the Federal Association of the German Waste, Water and Raw Materials Industry are therefore now jointly calling on politicians to create financial incentives for the use of recycled plastics.

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Push for PET in Southern Europe?

Bottling milk in PET is becoming increasingly popular in Italy. Fattoria Latte Sano, together with packaging specialist Sidel, is moving forward by switching the packaging of its UHT milk from cartons to “aseptic PET”. This is intended to set the manufacturer apart from the competition on the supermarket shelf.

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