APET, rPET and Bio-PET are 100% recyclable plastics, and are collected in UK kerbside household rubbish waste collections. PET is a recyclable and reusable plastic which can be super-cleaned to create a multi-use, and multi-reuse plastic from both post-consumer waste and post-industrial waste. Clear and blue tint plastic bottles, plastic tubs and trays are recycled and, following super-cleaning and re-processing are reused to create rPET packaging and other products.
Charpak manufactures packaging using both Virgin PET and recycled (rPET) packaging.
Charpak’s rPET packaging contains a minimum of 50% PCW (post consumer waste) and up to 40% post industrial waste.
Charpak’s plastic waste is returned to re-processors to be super-cleaned and re-processed to create plastic sheet for reuse in new packaging.
99.8% of Charpak’s PET materials contain food grade recycled plastics.
Clear rPET is widely recycled throughout the UK and in household kerbside collections. Clear rPET is also collected from other waste services such as local auhthority recycling centres.
Our Bio-PET is produced of a waste product from sugar cane that is converted to Ethanol to form the basis of a standard PET product. This means no fossil fuels are used to produce it. This product can be recycled straight back into standard PET.