Lately we have been getting large requirements for PET bottles in bales, both clean and dirty as well and specially post consumer PET bottles.
Prices can vary depending on quality, cleanliness and location with ex-works prices ranging from 130 euros up to 300 for cleaner, single colour and less contaminated PET bottles in bales.
Whilst the most common demand is for clear, we also see frequent requirements for brown, blue, green and mixed of course.
There has also been requirements for lower quality PET bottle scrap. Prices can be very low for these with mixed jazz dirty sometimes selling for 50 euros a tonne
The destinations vary. We see demands for Europe, Turkey specifically but also for India and Middle East.
Price is an important factor but some customers look specifically for higher quality and others for the cheaper lower quality PET bottle scrap – it really depends on what the recycling process will be for the PET bottles.
Transport cost can be a crippling factor when selling scrap PET Bottles or PET bottle scrap. If a tonne of PET bottles can cost 170 euros ex-works Spain, by the time it makes it to India or even other countries in Europe it can cost substantially more. We have seen transport costs of over 70 euros per tonne, even intra-Europe where it takes place by road. So with a demand for e.g. 3000 mt PET bottles it is advisable to shop around for transport and fit as many tonnes as possible inside a single load.
Finally origin of material is important. PET bottles grades can vary from region to region and whilst not an objective factor, some countries have better reputation than others for quality. Some clients ask to have PET bottles from very specific locations and are indeed prepared to pay for it.
Come and sell your PET bottles in bales now- register with us at www.recycleblu.com and start selling today.