Poly(ethylene terephthalate) recycling in Central European Countries — latest initiatives
Polimery 2003, No 9, 606
Situation on the plastics market in Western European (WE) and Central European Countries (CEC) was compared, with particular consideration of Poland as a country and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) as a plastic. Organization of plastic waste utilization in CEC was discussed. Issues of plastics recycling in Poland were presented, concluding that the PET recycling technology in Poland is sufficiently developed and capacity of existing plants is higher than the waste material supply. Launching the countrywide complex waste recovery system is necessary.
Keywords: poly(ethylene terephthalate), waste, recycling, Central Europe, education, training