According to the European association Petcore, last year over 60 billion PET bottles were collected and recycled in Europe, amounting to approximately 1.68 million tonnes of resin, a 5.6% increase in volume compared to 2011. This figure amounts to 52% of all the plastic bottles used in the same year in Europe.

Furthermore, all EU member countries, with the exception of two, have achieved and exceeded the quota of 22.5% recycling of plastics from packaging, as established by the directive on packaging and packaging waste.

Recycled PET comes in the form of irregularly shaped flakes and up until now this has proved an obstacle to compressed-air transportation where rotary valves are necessary.

Agriflex has now developed a simple, reliable and scalable solution and offers a vast range of conveying and storage systems for this product too.