Collection & sorting
Optimally, used PET bottles are collected via the collection system available in the given area, for example, in yellow bins or bags. Thanks to the collection discipline of the Austrian public, the recycling rate for PET bottles is roughly 75%. After proper disposal, PET bottles are sorted by colour, pressed into large bales, and transported to Müllendorf. A bale weighs around 250 kg and contains approximately 10,000 PET bottles.