To make this new foodservice packaging range, post-consumer PET plastic packaging goes through a recycling process.
The PET is first cut into small pieces, and then cleaned, before being transformed into flakes that are used to make rPET sheet for the manufacture of new products. As a 100% recyclable material, rPET has the potential to achieve a 100% circular economy model.
Nick Burton, managing director at Celebration Packaging, said: “It’s no coincidence that 20 to 26 September is also National Recycle Week and Celebration Packaging is proud to be launching these new recyclable foodservice packaging products which are currently made from up to 80% recycled post-consumer PET waste (rPET).
“These new rPET products, which will soon be made from 100% post-consumer waste, represent an important step towards creating a closed loop recycling system.
“In addition, products made from rPET use considerably less energy, and consequently have a much lower carbon footprint, compared to products made from virgin plastics.”
The new rPET range is available in multiple sizes to suit all applications. High-clarity clear bowls with hinged lids are ideal for presenting fresh salads and vegetables.