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Challenges Facing the PET Container Industry - Production is out-pacing our ability to manage the plastic waste

Georg Wolfe, CTO, Agr International, Butler, USA

The plastics industry has been instrumental in reducing expenses associated with delivering products to consumers. More products have been safely and economically supplied to the consumer than ever before. The industry grew from almost nothing in the early sixties to a $700-billion slice of the global packaging industry today. The industry’s success, driven by strong consumer demand, has changed how we live - from developed countries to the third world - by making the products that we use every day safer and readily available via packaging that is lighter, more convenient and less expensive. PET containers play a major role in this evolution with the brand owners and technology developers having nurtured and grown an impressive PET container industry to what it has become today.

The plastics industry has been instrumental in reducing expenses associated with delivering products to consumers. More products have been safely and economically supplied to the consumer than ever before. The industry grew from almost nothing in the early sixties to a $700-billion slice of the...


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