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The Advantages of Recycled PET

Clean Tech operates the UK’s largest bottle recycling plant and is the UK’s leading producer of food-grade recycled PET (rPET).

The Advantages of Recycled PET

Recycled PET excels when it comes to sustainability. This product can be completely recycled.

Amongst the wide range of packaging materials recycled, PET certainly stands out in the area of sustainability.

When drinking from a PET plastic bottle, it is comforting to know that both the bottle and cap are fully recyclable.

The fact that PET is 100% recyclable makes it the ideal sustainable packaging choice for your business.

Other benefits of recycled PET include:

  • The product is completely recyclable
  • RPET has a lower carbon footprint than virgin PET
  • PET (including recycled PET) is lightweight compared to other packaging, for example it is up to 85% lighter than glass. This helps cut transportation costs, in-turn lowering CO2 emissions
  • Recycled PET bottles are shatterproof, providing safety and hygience in the logistical chain, retail environments and the home
  • Recycled PET is absolutely safe to be used in food and beverage packaging
  • It converts post consumer waste into a valuable resource
  • rPET can replace all or a proportion of virgin polymer in new packaging products
  • The product helps businesses and organisations deliver on corporate sustainability goals
  • Many major brands worldwide are committed to using recycled PET to reduce the carbon footprint of their drink products. Some of these include Coca-Cola, Nestle Waters, PepsiCo, Danone and many more.
    These brands are setting the standard, for a future where recycled PET is routinely included in drinks packaging

Every PET bottle recycled is giving it a second life.  Use of rPET saves raw materials, reduces waste and creates a better environment.

Part of the Plastipak group, Clean Tech operates the UK’s largest bottle recycling plant and is the UK’s leading producer of recycled food contact materials.

We supply many leading packaging companies across Europe and some of the World’s best-known brands.

All of the rPET that Clean Tech produces is recycled in the UK. For every tonne of rPET produced 1.5 tonnes of CO2 is saved (source: WRAP). By replacing all or a proportion of virgin polymer in new packaging products with rPET, the carbon footprint of PET packaging is reduced, contributing towards a better environment for present and future generations.