What will the European Circular Economy strategy mean for rPET packaging?

Europe has set as one of its major challenges the implementation of a Circular Economy strategy that is truly committed to sustainability. This means, among other milestones, implementing measures and aids to extend the useful life of materials such as plastic. The main document to underpin this initiative was presented by the European Commission in…

Main types of plastics by use and recycling tolerance

Although it may seem that plastic has always been present in the economy, its origin dates back to the end of the 19th century, although it was not until the first decade of the 20th century that Leo Baekeland invented Bakelite, the first thermosetting plastic. Two decades later, the first polymers were developed, which today…

How the future Royal Decree on packaging and packaging waste will impact plastics recycling

At the end of September, the Ministry for Ecological Transition, and the Demographic Challenge (MITECO) opened the draft Royal Decree on packaging and packaging waste for public information. This text aims to transpose the last of the pending Directives of the 2018 European Circular Economy package, applying the precepts of the Single-Use Plastics Directive to…

Why is traceability so important in plastics recycling?

Knowing as best as possible each stage in the life cycle of a product, from its collection and first transformation until, finally, it is acquired on the shelf of some establishment by the end customer, is very important. And not only to know if it is possible to improve productivity or to avoid possible incidents,…

The main advantages of rPET packaging over other packages

It is fully sustainable and recyclable. In fact, it is made from materials that have been recycled, mainly PET food packaging, and that have been thrown into their corresponding container. We are talking about rPET (technically called polyethylene terephthalate), a thermoformable material that, thanks to its usefulness and its very low impact on the carbon…