Gartner Research

Supply Chain Recycling: The Advantages of Using PET and Recycled PET Materials

Published: 30 November 2010

ID: G00208063

Analyst(s): Hiranya Fernando

Summary

Gartner reviews supply chain waste management and downstream recycling, focusing on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and recycled (rPET). Manufacturing with recycled materials can reduce the production cost of materials, such as glass, aluminum, paper and packaging products.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • The Business Benefits of Recycling
    • The Economic Value Retained, or EVR
  • PET: What's So Special About It?
    • Advantages of PET
  • How "Closing the Loop" Will Benefit You
  • Take Advantage of the rPET Market
    • Fiber, Carpets and Filler
    • Food-Grade Packaging
  • Quality Maintenance and Recent Innovations Help With Polymer Breakdown
  • If It Makes Good Sense, Use It

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