Recycled HDPE packaging materials
NON FOOD GRADE pACKAGING MATERIAL
HDPE is a more rigid plastic, it is robust and resistant to chemicals and moisture and it can also tolerate higher and lower temperatures so it’s often used for personal care items, cleaning products, or industrial fluids.
It is one of the easiest plastic polymers to recycle and is accepted at the majority of recycling centres throughout the world. It can be recycled whilst maintaining stable quality and similar technical performance.
That is why, as well as looking at bio-based HDPE, we would also urge our customers to consider using products made of recycled HDPE
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Pont constantly strives to offer the best sustainable packaging options available focusing on a circular economy. We advise on material and designs that are both sustainable and more effectively recycled.
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The most sustainable option for containing chemicals
Accurate storage and dosing for your chemical, agricultural and industrial liquids.
- from 50ml up to 1000ml
- single neck or twin neck design
- tamper evident closures
A simple and practical jar that provides a great presence and forward facing labelling on the shelf.
- from 500ml up to 750ml
- wide 89mm neck
- easy to use for solids and powders
A robust container for chemicals that is easy to handle with its rectangular design and wide neck finish.
- from 500ml up to 1000ml
- choice of screw neck or TE/CRC neck
- Group 2 UN approved
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When recycled HDPE is used to make a container there will generally be some discolouration compared to virgin HDPE. The extent of the discolouration depends upon the percentage of recycled content used but also can vary from one batch to the next.
However, this colour change is now more commonly seen and accepted in a variety of retail products in both HDPE and PET so rather than being viewed as lower quality, it is in fact an outward sign of the changes you are making towards more environmentally friendly packaging. It is also only obvious in paler colours of HDPE such as white or natural. Darker pigments mask the discolouration and it can’t be seen at all.
0% Recycled HDPE
This container is made using 0% recycled HDPE which means that the Dosing bottle is made entirely from virgin HDPE.
The colour is natural being made from brand new material.
100% Recycled HDPE
This container is made using 100% recycled HDPE making it the most sustainable option for holding chemicals.
There is some discolouration due to the 100% of recycled material. Though it will not affect the use of the product inside.
Non Food Uses you can benefit from
Primarily used for chemicals and Liquids
The features of recycled HDPE plastic
Created, Used, Recycled, recylced again.
Your questions about Recycled HDPE, Answered here!
HDPE is one of the easiest polymers to recycle and is widely accepted at the majority of recycling centres.
However, the resulting containers made from recycled HDPE cannot currently be classed as food grade.
HDPE is widely used and is an excellent material for good moisture and oxygen barriers helping to store and protect many products for modern convenience. However, it can take centuries to decompose which is why the material must be recycled as many times as possible to support a circular economy and reduce the amount of virgin HDPE that is manufactured.
Where glass and metal can be recycled almost infinitely without loss of quality, plastics are thought to only be suitable for recycling once or twice. Research continues though, with recent findings suggesting that HDPE can be recycled up to 10 times.
One of plastic’s most defining characteristics is it’s durability and it’s resistance to bacteria. These two features make plastic great for storage but are also why HDPE cannot biodegrade easily. In fact, it can take centuries.
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