Called BP Infinia, the technology enables PET plastic waste which is either considered low value or is not detected in traditional recycling facilities due to its colour to be recycled.

BP claims this focus could be particularly useful in diverting plastic bottles and trays from landfill and incineration. Of the 27 million tonnes of PET used annually in beverage and rigid food packaging, 23 million tonnes is used in bottles, and less than 60% of those bottles, by weight, are recycled.

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