Switzerland establishes new PET bottles collecting system

On behalf of PET-Recycling Schweiz, Swiss Post is now collecting PET beverage bottles from all over Switzerland in special collection bags from home. The service was successfully tested regionally in 2019 and will now be extended to the whole of Switzerland.

The new service is aimed at private households and was extensively tested in five municipalities. The successful pilot test and the very positive feedback from the populatio.n were decisive for the nationwide introduction.

Because Swiss Post already delivers to all Swiss households, no new logistics need be set up. Furthermore, the pilot test has shown that the existing logistics capacities are sufficient and that no additional trips or vehicles are needed. And thanks to Swiss Post’s electric vehicles, the collection is even emission-free. The return is made via 45 litre collection bags. These can be placed in a clearly visible position near the letterboxes at the entrance to the building without prior notice.

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