Only 1 week to go before our online webinar "PET Packaging: how to improve circularity via the latest sorting technologies?"

Objective of this educative online webinar is to aime to help understanding better what else could be done to improve sorting of PET packaging waste. The main questions of the event are: how to advance circularity via sorting technologies? PET Packaging Sorting: the decisive role to boost PET circularity in Europe/ Sorting: the silver bullet for Circular rPET?


PET claims to be the "best in class" plastic,  but only clear beverage bottles can be considered truly circular. All other PET categories, including non-food bottles, opaque, colored or full-sleeve bottles, trays (mono and multi-layers) still need a lot of progress, and time is ticking. Circularity requires to separate these products into as many sub-streams as needed: this is called granular sorting. Latest optical sorting innovations are the key enablers for granularity, as they go far beyond the recognition of the main material.


Speakers and Agenda


2:00 – 2:15 PM CET Introduction and disclaimer by Antoine Bourely, Pellenc ST 


2:15 – 3:00 PM CET “Session 1. EPR in Europe: streams strategy and opportunities for high quality streams” moderated by Roberto Bertaggia (Petcore Europe)

Confirmed Speakers:

2:15 – 2:30 PM CET – Antonio Protopapa, COREPLA 

2:30 – 2:45 PM CET – Juliette Beaulieu, CITEO

2:45 – 3:00 PM CET – Panel discussion


3:00 – 4:00 PM CET “Session 2. Technical novelties update from spectroscopy, AI & markers” moderated by Alessandra Funcia (Sukano)

Confirmed Speakers:

3:00 – 3:15 PM CET – Valerio Sama, Tomra 

3:15 – 3:30 PM CET – Antoine Bourely, Pellenc ST 

3:30 – 3:45 PM CET – Tobias Eder, Sesotec 

3:45 – 4:00 PM CET – Panel discussion


4:00 – 4:10 PM CET Coffee Break 


4:10 – 5:20 PM CET “Session 3. Emerging sorting technologies: capabilities, limitations and TRL (technology readiness level)” moderated by Raphael Jaumotte (Petcore Europe)

Confirmed Speakers:

4:10 – 4:25 PM – Edward Kosior, NextLoopp - UV tracers 

4:25 – 4:40 PM – Sam Favager, Digimarc - digital watermarks 

4:40 – 4:55 PM – Johan Kerver, Filigrade - digital watermarks  

4:55 – 5:10 PM – Nicolas Braem, Polyperception - Artificial Intelligence 

5:10 – 5:20 PM – Panel discussion


5:20 – 5:30 PM – Wrap-up & Conclusion by Raphael Jaumotte (Petcore Europe)



1. Registration & Agenda

The tickets for the upcoming online webinar "PET Packaging: how to improve circularity via the latest sorting technologies? are available HERE. After you purchase the ticket, you will immediately receive a confirmation email. By clicking on the registration link, please add your name & surname, once done, you will obtain a ZOOM link to join the event. Stay updated and learn more about the agenda & the speakers of the event. The registration will be closed on the 18th March 2024 at 12 PM CET.


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The Petcore Europe Team is looking forward to meeting you all at our upcoming event in March 2024!   

Maria Trofimova

Digital Communications Officer, Petcore Europe

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About Petcore Europe

Petcore Europe is the association representing the complete PET value chain in Europe since 1993.

Its mission is to ensure that the entire PET industry is well aligned to enhance its value and sustainable growth, to represent the PET industry before the European institutions and other stakeholders, to ensure that PET is positioned as an outstanding packaging material and recognised as environmentally sound, to support and validate innovative packaging solutions from a recycling perspective, and to work with all interested parties to ensure a continuous increase of PET post-consumer collection and recycling.

PET (PolyEthylene Terephthalate) is a strong but lightweight form of polyester. It is used to make containers for soft drinks, juices, drinks, water, edible oil, fresh food and dairy as well as household cleaners and other non-food applications. PET bottles and food containers, such as sheets and trays are perfectly recyclable while they help to reduce CO2 emissions and food waste.


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