PET bottles in other colours

PET bottles in other colours are not recycled.

In Belgium, the quantities of PET bottles in colours other than blue, green or colourless are very low. Moreover, there are very few recyclers in Europe who process those packaging and there is therefore little certainty of having a sustainable recycling outlet.

Due to the presence of mineral additives in its composition, opaque PET strongly disrupts the recycling quality of transparent PET and, taken as a separate fraction, it only has very few outlets of low quality recycling.