In recent decades, PET was only recycled mechanically. But the emergence of new opaque and coloured streams, and the tightening of regulations that will require 30% recycled material in certain packaging by 2030, have given the green light to the development of chemical recycling.
With several technological options on the horizon, which of enzymatic hydrolysis, methanolysis, glycolysis, pyrolysis, etc. will have the last word? An overview of these new chemical recycling opportunities for PET.