A circular economy for plastic bottles means that these bottles never become waste. In other words, plastic bottles are designed for recyclability and get collected, sorted and recycled to re-enter the economy as valuable components such as new bottles or new plastic products.
PET is an example of a plastic material that is 100% recyclable by design and can be widely recycled in multiple applications, including bottle-to-bottle. PET bottles can be created either from fossil fuels or from renewable raw materials.
Since PET bottles have a high economic value, they have the potential to achieve a circular economy model if properly collected.