‘Wertstoffkette PET-Getränkeverpackungen e.V.’ quality association

Goal of the RAL quality association

The goal of the RAL quality association is to sustainably promote, with respect to ecological factors, the further evolution of PET beverage bottles, and to make a positive contribution to resource efficiency and environmental and climate protection. A high level of consumer protection and the optimisation of the interfaces between the levels of the supply chain are guaranteed through the use of standard guidelines for members, which are specified in the RAL quality and testing regulations.

The RAL quality association spans supply chains and sectors. The list of members includes:

  • PET recyclers that manufacture recyclates which come into contact with food (food-grade)
  • Preform producers and
  • Beverage producers (bottle-fillers) - Mineral water and soft drinks

The members of the quality association gain the right to use the recognised RAL Gütezeichen (certification mark) by voluntarily submitting to the testing criteria of the RAL quality assurance process.

A consulting committee safeguards the high quality level of the work done by the quality committee. The quality criteria are checked by a recognised testing institute.

Depiction of ‘Wertstoffkette PET-Getränkeverpackungen’

Following clip (in German) illustrates the cycle of PET bottles:
Film Kreislauf PET-Flasche