Recycling Guide

PET beverage bottles

Illustration of an empty, compressed beverage bottle made of plastic

Old PET beverage bottles can be used to make new PET bottles. Look out for the blue and yellow PET recycling symbol on your empty bottle.

What?

These items belong in the PET recycling

PET beverage bottles displaying the official blue and yellow symbol.

These items do not belong in the PET recycling

Plastic bottles that contained milk, oil, vinegar, sauce or shampoo, drinks cartons (e.g. Tetra Pak) and other PET packaging.

Important

Squeeze out the air and pop on the lid! Compressed bottles take up three times less space – in your carrier bag, the recycling container and the lorry.

Where?

Places where you can dispose of PET

You can return PET beverage bottles to the disposal points at all of our stores.

Find a store near you

How?

This is how PET is recycled

We’re closing the circle – the used PET beverage bottles are sorted, recycled and used to make new bottles in Switzerland. Lower-quality material can also be used to make products such as outdoor clothing, rucksacks or plastic film.

Did you know?

You don’t always have to get rid of empty PET bottles right away. Why not use them to be creative? We’ve put together a few craft ideas for you. And you can still recycle the bottles after you’ve had your fun with the float.

How to build a float out of empty bottles

Together for more recycling

Recycling protects the climate and conserves the Earth’s natural resources. That’s why we want to do our bit together with you.

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