While all of Europe is currently discussing the circular economy, it has been successfully implemented in Austria for over ten years now. In 2018, PET to PET Recycling Österreich GmbH in Burgenland is reporting a new record: in total, more than one billion PET bottles - that is more than 25,400 tonnes of PET material - were used to produce valuable secondary raw material for new PET bottles. This represents an increase of 9% compared to 2017.