On December 11, 2018, a pledge significantly increase the use of recycled PET in nonwoven has been issued by the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, Edana, Brussels/Belgium.
Recycled PET is used in various nonwoven applications: roofing products, the automotive sector and nonwoven geotextiles are large users of R-PET fibers and resins. R-PET can also be found in some hygiene products, such as diapers. Currently over 200,000 tons of recycled PET is used in the production of nonwovens. By 2025 this will grow to over 300,000 tons, providing that the post-consumer waste volumes necessary are available.
Edana made the announcement in Brussels at the event “The EU Plastics Industries – Towards Circularity”, joining 13 other organizations from across the plastics value chain in presenting the interim reports on voluntary commitments and pledges to adopt more circular business models.