Andreas Christel, who represents EPBP
, pointed to PET recyclability tests as an example of the importance of the group effort.
The European PET Bottle Platform (EPBP), a voluntary bottlemakers initiative supported NGOs involved in bottle recycling and production, has recognised the recyclability of ColorMatrix's oxygen scavenging HyGuard and light blocking Ultimate UV additive technologies by concluding that they will have "no negative impact on current European PET recycling".
Based on current market knowledge and assuming a market penetration of ten per cent, the EPBP concluded that the HyGuard catalyst formulation HyCat-1 would have no negative impact on current European PET recycling at its maximum use level of 0.1%.
The European PET Bottle Platform (EPBP
) has been put together by ABC (Alliance for plastic Beverage Containers sustainability), EPRO (European Association of Plastic Recycling & Recovery Organisations), EuPR (European Plastics Recyclers) and Petcore (PET Containers Recycling Europe).