HDPE/PP Working Group

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The main market for virgin high-density polyethylene are blow moulded products, mainly used in consumer packaging. It is the second mostly applied polymer in production of bottles mainly used for: packaging liquids, cosmetics and detergents as well as food contact applications.

HDPE Working Group was created in 2010 and currently covers around 70% of the recycling capacity in Europe. The Group pushes for more recycling by improving and harmonizing collection schemes at the Member State level. Another objective of this group is promotion of eco-design for HDPE containers, particularly at the brand owners’ level, in order to increase and facilitate recycling. PRE developed guidelines which are aiming at producing high quality recyclate that could be used in new products like milk bottles with food contact recyclate grades. Currently, the Group is working on the new guideline updates. HDPE WG develops contacts with various actors of the HDPE value chain who by cooperating will further advance HDPE recycling on its way to sustainability.

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Chairman-elect of the HDPE/PP Working Group - Herbert Snell MultiPet GmbH

Vice-Chairman - David Eslava Eslava Plasticos
 


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