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Paris-based pacemakers

Helen McGeough, Senior Analyst & Global Analyst Team Lead, Plastic Recycling at ICIS and Matt Tudball, Senior Editor, Recycling at ICIS share their insights into how France has set the pace for PET chemical recycling in Europe.

France is continuing to lead the way in the development of the polyethylene terephthalate chemical recycling industry in Europe, with a spate of new facility announcements set to build out capacity in the country.

  • Chemical recycling increasingly seen as the route to large-scale plastic waste recycling
  • French plant supply can help consumer brands reach recycled plastic content targets
  • Key challenge to overcome remains collection and sorting of suitable feedstocks
France will have three polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

Publication date: 24/05/2022

European Plastic Product Manufacturer


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870292.