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Recycled PET packaging materials

If you need to secure your products in plastic packaging, how can you improve the sustainability of your brand? PET is a very versatile and practical plastic.

It’s an appealing choice if you want your consumers to see what they’re buying and it provides excellent barrier properties against moisture and oxygen for a longer shelf life. It is also easy to recycle so consider the benefits of adding recycled content to your packaging.

image of the difference in recycled content

Recycled PET (R-PET)

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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.

Browse some of our sustainable R-PET Packaging solutions

Free samples available for all products

PETPACKER

A great range for pills, capsules, and tablets, the perfect clarity of the Petpackers add value to your brand.

  • from 60ml up to 950ml
  • screw top or flip top finish
  • Wide necks for larger capsules

Cylindrical Jar

A simple and practical jar that provides a modern and elegant style. Great visibility of contents.

  • from 500ml up to 1000ml
  • full width screw neck
  •  easy to use for creams, solids and powders

PET Sirop Bottle

A modern update on the traditional pharmaceutical bottle, now adopted by a variety of sectors.

  • from 60ml up to 1000ml
  • uniform 28ROPP on all sizes
  • safe and lightweight

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We have a wide range of products in various sustainable materials

The various benefits of recycled plastic

Created, Used, Recycled, recylced again.

If you’re unsure about switching to recycled PET, we can offer our customers the best available options in sustainable materials and packaging solutions for successful recycling in a circular economy.

  • Recycled PET offers very similar technical properties to virgin PET
  • Products made using recycled PET can still be classified as food grade
  • It is easily collected in domestic recycling and can be recycled several times with stable quality
  • It can be recycled again in the same stream as virgin PET
  • Recycled PET uses less resources and less energy to produce than virgin PET

Choose Your Percentage Of Recycled Plastic

Free Samples Available For Percentages of Recycled PET

Although 100% recycled PET would seem to be the ideal solution, there must balance between the sustainability of the product and the resources of recycled PET raw material globally.

Based on this, we suggest a recycled content of 30%.

Also to consider here is the discolouration of the PET which varies depending upon how much recycled content is added and can also vary from one batch to another. However, today’s consumers are becoming increasingly used to seeing this discolouration on their retail products making it an indicator of your commitment to more sustainable packaging.

0% R-PET

This container is made using 0% recycled PET which means that the Petpacker is made entirely from virgin PET

The colour is very clear being made from brand new material.

30% R-PET

This container is made using 30% recycled PET which means that 70% of the material used to make this Petpacker is virgin PET.

There is a small discolouration due to the 30% of recycled material.

100% R-PET

This container is made using 100% recycled PET which means that this Petpacker is made entirely from recycled PET and void of any virgin PET.

The change in colour is more pronounced due to the high amount of recycled material.

Your questions about Recycled PET, Answered here!

The term “made from recycled PET” means that the PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic has been manufactured wholly or partially using either post consumer or manufacturing waste PET that has been gathered, sorted and ground into recyclate ready to be used again.

PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic is one of the most commonly recycled polymers. Being recyclable means that once a plastic container has been used it can be sent to the recycling centre to be sorted and shredded into “recyclate”. This recyclate can then be moulded into a new container. It saves the plastic from being disposed of in landfill where it will take many years to decompose.

Yes, recycled PET is safe to use for a wide variety of applications as its technical properties are very similar to virgin PET. It holds the same food safety certification as virgin PET and is commonly recognised in many retail products due to the discolouration in the usually clear containers.

Yes, a circular economy is based on items being recycled again and again. However, where glass or metal can be recycled almost infinitely, most plastics including PET can only be recycled a small number times before the quality is affected. 

Learn more about all of our sustainable solutions

We have a wide range of sustainable options for all our products

Biobased PE

Learn about how this sustainable packaging solution performs, what it can be used for, products we have avaliable and how it can be recycled for a circular economy.   Click here to learn more

Glass

Learn more about our Glass material and our fragile food grade material is the best solution for containing liquids, solids, and many other food grade products for consumption.  Click here to learn more

Recycled HDPE

Learn more about Recycled HDPE and how this none food grade sustainable packaging solution Is perfect for storing chemicals, acids, alcohols and many other products safely.  Click here to learn more

Carbon Black free

Learn more about carbon black free and how this sustainable packaging solution allows the recycling centres to identify products that need to be recycled and reused. Click here to learn more

All Sustainable options

Learn more about all of our sustainable packaging, including our green process and our poilcy to protect the environment through recycling and sustainable materials. Click here to learn more

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