Recycled PET Production Cost Analysis 2021

Bottles made of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) can be utilised to create lower grade products like carpets. To make a food-grade plastic, the bottles need to be hydrolysed down to monomers, that are refined and then re-polymerised to make recycled PET. 

In several countries, recycled PET plastics are coded with the resin identification code number 1 inside the universal recycling symbol, which is often or generally located at the bottom of the container. When the consumer discards the empty PET packaging, it becomes PET waste. However, in the recycling industry, this is referred to as post-consumer recycled PET. When the PET bottles are returned to an authorised redemption centre, or the original seller in some jurisdictions, the deposit is partly or fully refunded to the redeemer. In either of the cases, the collected post-consumer recycled PET is taken to recycling centres. Those centres are known as material recovery facilities or MRF, where it is sorted as well as further removed from other materials like metal, objects made out of other rigid plastics, for example, PVC, HDPE, polypropylene, flexible plastics. Post-consumer recycled PET is also sorted into distinct unique colour fractions: transparent or uncoloured recycled PET, blue and green coloured recycled PET, and the remainder into a mixed colours fraction. 

Procurement Resource provides an in-depth cost analysis of Recycled PET production. The report incorporates the manufacturing process with detailed process and material flow, capital investment, operating costs along with financial expenses and depreciation charges. The study is based on the latest prices and other economic data available. We also offer additional analysis of the report with detailed breakdown of all cost components (Capital Investment Details, Production Cost Details, Economics for another Plant Location, Dynamic Cost Model).


Recycled PET Production from PET
  • Recycled PET Production from PET

    The report involves the cost analysis of production of recycled PET from PET. After being sorted, the PET material is ground into flakes.

    Analysis Basis: Germany

    Period of Analysis: Q1 2021

    Starting at USD 1799

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