Other actors examples
HolyGrail: standardization of tracer/watermark sorting as key enabler to improve recycling rates & recyclate quality
Company: multiple. Participant-led (P&G) Innovation project within New Plastics Economy (full-value chain collaboration project ; 19 members) .
Country: global (led out of Belgium)
Timeline: 2017-2020Short description: Many different systems to improve sorting efficiencies at Material Recovery Facilities and Recyclers (such as tracers and more recently watermarks) have been investigated via multiple (funded) projects. However, to ensure a successful entry into the market, it is crucial that the full packaging value chain agrees on a standard technology to avoid industry fragmentation. Project HolyGrail’s initial objective is to create a white paper on recommended technology route, that will be shared with key associations, companies, institutes in order to agree on such as standard.
Contact person: Gian De Belder (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Petcore Europe ODR (opaque and difficult to recycle PET packaging) Work Group
Company: Petcore Europe (40+ companies involved in ODR)
Country: EU (led out of Belgium)
Timeline: 2016 - ongoing
Short description: full-value chain collaboration looking into recycling challenges of fast growing opaque and difficult to recycle PET containers. Main focus is on opaque PET bottles and full-body sleeved PET bottles.
Contact person Gian De Belder (email@example.com)