LIFE PETCYCLE uses innovative technology to enable more efficient sorting and recycling of Europe's leading packaging plastic - polyethylene terephthalate or PET. The LIFE project, based in Belgium, is pioneering a system whereby PET polymers are ‘coloured’ with fluorescent markers that show up under optical laser-based detectors and can be separated from a mixed waste stream to maximise the quality and value of recycled PET.
The LIFE project is coordinated by the consumer goods company Procter and Gamble. The project manager, Gian De Belder, will provide a case study about the system of tracer-based sorting developed by LIFE PETCYCLE.
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