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Environment and circular economy transition in China


Eco-Design of PET beverage bottle to increase circularity

Upon Waste to Resource Project, GIZ, UPM Raflatac and Nongfu Spring jointly initiated an eco-deign case by demonstrating water-wash-off label on tea beverage bottle for the first time and recycled the used bottle into backpacks.

PET Beverage bottle with water wash-off label

backpack made of recycled plastics

Compared with traditional adhesive label, the innovative approaches will facilitate the recycling process with less water and energy consumption as well as enhance the recyclability of the plastic flakes due to the glue residue reduction. The project will continue with comparative test at recycling factory level to see the performance during industrial recycling process. As the first case in China, the result would expect a wider application of eco-design in Chinese package sector.

Chenyang Liang