A successful recycling programme does not only depend on post-consumer waste collection. It is also depends on whether the products made out of collected, reclaimed and recycled material respond to consumers’ needs, in other words if recycled products are actually bought. There are the following end user markets for recycled PET (rPET):
Polyester fibers are currently being engineered to provide qualities that are similar to upholstery foams. These advanced hollow “conjugated” polyester fibers can contain up to 35% recycled material.
Egg containers and other preformed plastic boxes (such as fruit boxes) account for about 25% of total recycled PET usage.