Polymark is a three-year research project funded by the European Commission under the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013 & grant agreement n°311777).
PET is one of brand owners’ packaging materials of choice due to its outstanding performance in safely delivering products to consumers, its 100% recyclability and re-use capabilities.
Polymark aims to maximise the value from recycling and the re-use of this valuable resource, while meeting EU regulation on the use of recycled PET for food-contact applications. The technology we are developing will successfully distinguish between food-contact plastics and non-food contact plastics, aiming to further optimise the high-value waste stream and ultimately increase a more valuable use of these materials.
The Polymark partners include: Petcore Europe, European Federation of Bottled Waters (EFBW), European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisations (EPRO), Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE), UK Health and Environmental Research Institute (UK-HERI), Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS), Sesotec GmbH, ColorMatrix Europe Ltd and 4PET Recycling.