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Rescheduled of event 21st GEPET Polyester & Recycling
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  • Exhibitor
  • Promotion Partner

18 August 2020 

CMT's PET events team is thinking of you.

Whether you are working from home or still going to your place of business, we hope this message finds you safe and healthy.

Despite the challenging times, we know many of your needs remain the same. You need to learn. And you need to find new customers and connect with current ones. That is why CMT's PET events team has been busy, working on ways to help you achieve these goals.

Till the end of this year, we will be hosting a series of webinars, until we can meet face-to-face again.
For 20-plus years, you have counted on GEPET to provide you with latest information on the industry and grow your business. Rest assured, you can continue to do so. Do check our list of webinars which may fit your needs.

''How close is the PET industry to reaching EU’s 25% recycled content targets by 2025 ?''
''Moving towards recyclable mono material PET packaging solutions''
''Which market is prepared to pay the premium for RPET as Virgin and rPET price differential grows ?''

Virgin Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) market continues to be challenged by supply and demand dynamics , changing geopolitical landscape and the increasingly unpredictable global economy
As the industry move towards circularity commitments, how do we quantify the oversupply of virgin PET growth versus total demand growth minus the expected switch to RPET ?

Even when virgin prices drop , what changes and which regions or brandowners will pay high prices for RPET and which will go for increasingly cheap virgin ?

While China scrambles to get the Wuhan virus under control, the rippling effects will be felt throughout the entire economy  as factories shut down plants, affecting any new  capacity additions that are slated to go ahead . What will this mean for PET prices ?

Meanwhile significant improvements have been made in PET recycling processes and with the increasing quality of materials. How far ahead is the industry in reading the EU target of 25% recycled content for every PET bottle by 2025 and 30% by 2030 ?

To make packaging more recyclable, there is a clear trend towards mono material as different materials have diverse characteristics and make separation process more challenging.

Hear from SP Group, a tray producer on how it has boost is sustainability commitment with the creation of monomaterial and recyclable structures and its new rPET which is a  single-layer thermoformable film , manufactured from post-consumer recycled material that is fully suitable for food contact.

From a recycler’s standpoint, what are the economics between bottle and tray recycling.




Other highlights at CMT’s 21st GEPET, Polyester & Recycling conference includes

  • Overview of the on-going mechanical recycling projects in Italy and life cycle assessments
  • Global PepsiCo Sustainability Program – An update
  • A look at the PET pricing  and the Increasing commitments to use rPET while virgin PET chain capacity   surges
  • Will plummeting virgin prices threaten recycling ?
  • Increasing rPET content and the challenge for consumers to pay premium
  • What changes and which regions/products will pay high prices for RPET and which will go for increasingly cheap virgin  
  • Mono material hot fill cups from foamed PET
  • How can endusers and tray producers ensuring traceability and transparency in the incorporation of  recycled PET into new trays
  • Reaching an eco-efficient PET recycling loop including clear PET, colored and opaque PET and heat-formed packaging.
  • Role of Chemical Recycling in today’s PET environment
  • Aromatics from all waste plastics – for the production of new PET
  • All-in-one chemical recycling solution for mixed polyester textiles
  • Regulatory developments on sustainable textiles
  • How much of recycled PET goes into the polyester/textiles business, what are the recent innovations on textile-to-textile recycling
  • Sustainability and circular economy in SIBUR: key challenges and potential solutions
Don’t delay! Sign up now with hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg and enjoy early bird discounts.



Over 180 participants from 30+ countries came together in Madrid for the 20th anniversary celebrations of GEPET & Recycling Summit in Madrid on 8-9 May 2019.

Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

This event is an excellent platform to promote your organization to influential players and investors in the industry. Sponsorship opportunities available include Corporate, Exclusive Luncheon & Cocktail sponsor.

Exhibition / catalogue display can be arranged upon request. Contact cynthia@cmtsp.com.sg

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PepsiCo to reduce 35% of virgin plastic content across its beverage portfolio by 2025

Posted on : 16 Apr, 2020

Brand owner – PepsiCo has set a new target to reduce 35% of virgin plastic content across its beverage portfolio by 2025. This is equivalent of 2.5 million metric tons of cumulative virgin plastic.
PepsiCo plans to increase use of recycled content and alternative packaging materials for its beverage brands such as LIFEWTR, bubly and Aquafina.
It also plans to expand its SodaStream business enabling the brand to avoid 67 billion plastic bottles through 2025.
Some of the efforts that PepsiCo is taking includes – relaunching Tropicana in Western Europe, with 50% rPET bottles and aims to reach 100% rPET by 2025. In the US, PepsiCo's premium water brand LIFEWTR will be packaged in 100% rPET.
These initiatives aim to meet PepsiCo’s 2025 sustainability goals – to make 100% of its packaging recyclable, compostable, or biodegradable; and increase its use of recycled content in plastics packaging to 25%.
Find out more about PepsiCo’s Global Sustainability Program from Ivan Filatkin, R&D Packaging Development Manager, PepsiCo Europe at the upcoming CMT’s 21st GEPET Polyester & Recycling in Lisbon.
Contact Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6817 5744 for more details.

Coca-Cola to shift to 100% recycled materials for PET bottle production in Sweden

Posted on : 10 Feb, 2020

Beverages manufacturer – Coca-Cola is planning to make a major shift to recycled PET in Sweden. The company is all set to shift to plastic bottles made from 100% recycled materials – from the first quarter of 2020.
Sweden is the first country where Coca-Cola will shift all its plastics bottles manufacturing to use 100% recycled materials and this includes all PET packaging made at its bottling plant in Jordbro.
Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite as well as Bonaqua, comprising 40 different variants – are the brands that will use 100% recycled plastics material.
Coca-Cola’s deposit and return system, Returpack, has been instrumental in enabling the company to make this huge transition.
To reduce plastic waste from bottles, The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo and Keurig Dr Pepper have also partnered under a new US initiative under the American Beverage Association.
For the latest on PET, plastics and recycling in Europe, attend CMT’s 21st GEPET Polyester & Recycling in Lisbon.
Contact Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 68175744 for more details.