Plastic bottles, a problem that already has a solution!
Plastic in the news
The use of plastic for packaging is continuously growing as it is an ideal material (lightness, safety, and cost); 4.4% growth is expected by 2026*. Therefore, plastic waste management is a major challenge.
It is fair to say that there has been a real increase in awareness of this issue amongst citizens, governments, and various private and public-sector organisations. Initiatives are being implemented at all levels - local, national, and international - to reduce, collect, recycle, and reuse plastic packaging. Aloxe is a player in the plastic recycling chain and is contributing to its development with large volumes and high-end quality.
*source: statistica.com, European plastic packaging market value 2020-2026
EU Directive 2019/904 of 5 June 2019 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment established requirements for beverage bottles: by 2025, PET bottles must contain at least 25% recycled plastic and from 2030, the requirement will be 30% for all beverage bottles. Many food & beverage companies have made commitments that go further than these regulatory targets, which is having the effect of accelerating demand for recycled plastic beyond the regulatory requirements.
To supply this plastic recycling chain, the EU has set collection rate targets to be implemented in all countries: 77% of plastic bottles by 2025 and 90% by 2029.
These regulations are therefore going to have a positive impact on the plastic recycling industry and represent a sizeable challenge that Aloxe is going meet head-on to respond to the growing demand, especially for recycled PET (rPET).
Aloxe is the recycled plastic supplier meeting the demand for quality plastic packaging
Aloxe supplies high-quality recycled plastics by selecting quality input materials, choosing industry-leading technology, and guaranteeing the quality of its products.
We believe that reaching or even exceeding these regulatory targets for recycled plastic use will enable further development and structuring of the recycling chain, advancements in technology, professionalisation of methods and an increase in the quality of the materials produced. It also gives us the prospect of tapping into new feedstock sources and inventing new applications and value chains. We are convinced that the future of recycled plastic is to break away from the status of waste to become a genuine raw material.