rPET - recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate

Benefits of rPET packaging

rPET has all of the benefits of PET packaging, with some added extras. From a business perspective, introducing more rPET into packaging means a business is attractive to a broader customer base and can increase sales by meeting the demand for recycled packaging and sustainable efforts.

In addition, the use of rPET leads to greater demand and market for recycled plastics, which will increase material supply and lower costs – a win-win for business and the environment.

Working towards a circular economy - In addition to having all of the benefits of pure PET bottles, rPET has many additional environmental gains:

  • rPET uses 79% less energy and less water to produce than virgin PET.
  • rPET is lightweight compared to other packaging, so that helps cut transportation costs, which lowers CO2 emissions
  • Using rPET results in less plastic going to landfill – through recycling and demand.
  • Reducing the need to extract resources from the earth, using rPET offsets the need to create new PET
  • Lowering costs – consumer demand for recycled materials has risen and is pushing prices and transport costs down.
  • Focusing on innovation in packaging design means lowering weights and waste through reducing the amount of plastic used during the bottle and jar production processes
  • Fulfilling consumer demand for recycled packaging, increasing sales, and lowering costs through progressing the market of recycled materials