Edana, on behalf of the nonwoven producers amongst its membership, this month issued a pledge to significantly increase the use of recycled PET in nonwoven fabrics.

Currently over 200,000 metric tons of recycled PET is used in the production of nonwovens1. 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 organisations from across the plastics value chain in presenting the interim reports on voluntary commitments and pledges to adopt more circular business models.

Recycling plastics in Europe

The European plastics industry and value chain has developed an extensive and ambitious set of voluntary measures to close the loop for plastics. All commitments will be monitored with the industry ready to work closely with authorities and other stakeholders to ensure the goals are reached. The accomplishment of the ambitious sustainability targets depends not only on the industry but requires the support of national authorities, European legislators and consumers. More collection and better sorting are needed to increase recycling and incorporate more recyclate into new products.

The event “The EU Plastics Industries – Towards Circularity” will be organised on an annual basis, to guarantee an open and public reporting and transparent dialogue with stakeholders on the industry’s progress.