Europe recycling spurt
Recycling in Europe is at last making better progress. The latest figures from Petcore Europe about PET bottles are encouraging for two main reasons:
• Collection rose by a very substantial 7% in 2013 to 65 billion bottles weighing 1.64 million tonnes.
• This represents well over 50% of the total – 56% in fact and significantly better than the 52% in 2012 or 51% in 2011.
With plenty of spare recycling capacity around, there is every reason to aim for 60% at the earliest opportunity.