We need to explore the advantages of using post-consumer recycled (PCR) resin. And why brands are perpetrating to using more in their packaging.
From 2011 to 2018, the percentage of customers who said they would be ready to pay more for sustainable products grew from 49% to 57%. Companies are addressing this demand by improving the sustainability profile of packaging. One of the ways to do this is by increasing the amount of PCR content in bottle packaging, specifically in rigid packaging made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
Post-Consumer Recycled era 2020
It’s been thrilling to work with the customers on efforts to drive up PCR in their packaging. Keep reading to discover more about those brands and the benefits of using recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) in packaging.
The benefits of using rPET packaging
We’ve observed brands state their intention to expand the use of recycled plastics, decrease greenhouse gas emissions. And approach the plastic waste problem in response to growing consumer concern about the environment. With the using food-grade rPET in the sections, we displace the use of virgin resin and reduces greenhouse gas emissions per unit of package. It also gives importance to plastic waste and supports its reuse into other food-grade products.
Many Companies believes in the design and innovative pellets of plastic such as Alpla and Amcor.
ALPLA had now completed sampling for a new reusable solution made of PET at the beginning of this year. In other words, eight months after the study was presented. An optimized, reusable bottle was then formed in close assistance with the global KHS Group. ALPLA makes the preforms, which are later stretched, blown, and finally filled on the KHS production lines.
Few brands are applying more recycled content with their current packaging and innovating new products within complete divisions, such as beverage, food, home, and personal care. It will launch in rPET packaging precisely designed to be more sustainable
Supplier of plastic has worked with well-known brands to promote packages that use up to 100% rPET across several divisions and product sections.