Bottles are turned back into bottles: This is common practice at BTB PET-Recycling GmbH & Co. KG based in Bad Salzuflen (Nordrhein-Westfalen) since many years. At BTB PET-Recycling, 20,000 tons of PET input material from the German bottle return system PETCYCLE are processed every year. The owner-managed company was founded in 2006 and has operated a Starlinger PET recycling line type recoSTAR PET 165 iV+ since 2007, presently with 6 SSP reactors.
At the moment, BTB PET-Recycling has 30-35 employees and produces food-safe PET regranulate for reuse in the production of beverage bottles. The company is in possession of a positive EFSA opinion concerning the food safety of its rPET; an extended EFSA-submission has been filed. In addition, BTB PET-Recycling is certified according to ISO 9001:2008 as well as ISO 50001:2011. A factor worth highlighting is its first-rate life cycle assessment: The geographical proximity of preformer, bottler and recycler reduces the carbon footprint to a minimum. BTB PET-Recycling has fixed customers for its regranulate; an internet presence is therefore not necessary.