Our Environmental Commitments

 

Corporate responsibility and sustainability of packaging is core to our business. With plastics demand expected to double in the next 20 years Charpak is committed to delivering a SMART, realistic, co-ordinated and collaborative sustainable solution for our clients.

 

You can view our Environmental Policy here

 

  • All materials Charpak use are produced from either a recycled grade plastic, or are fully reusable or recyclable.

 

  • We mark all manufactured products with the correct recycle / material code to aid the recycling process.

 

  • Charpak use recycled plastics for the vast majority of products we manufacture.

 

Charpak is committed to minimising the environmental impact of plastics.  We see packaging reduction as positive for our business.  Charpak maxmimise the use of recycled and recyclable material delivering our commitment to be more sustainable and reducing our overall carbon footprint.

 

  • As part of Charpak’s commitment to sustainability skeletal waste is granulated to minimise wastage and ensure maximum reuse.

 

For over 10 years Charpak has been working with DEFRA, the Government and Trade Bodies. End of life considerations during the design and production process include closed loop recycling or secondary home use.

 

Charpak manufacture products from:

 

Clear rPET

  • Clear rPET plastic contains a minimum of 50% PCW (post consumer waste) and up to 25% in-process waste
  • Charpak reprocesses it’s scrap back into material we purchase from our supply chain
  • Clear rPET is widely recycled

 

Black rPET

  • Contains 50% PCW and up to 25% in-process waste
  • Charpak has a closed-loop system to ensure our waste goes back into our products
  • Black rPET, whilst recyclable, is not widely recycled due to UK infrastructure issues, widely reported in the media
  • As an industry (alongside retailers) we are actively devising a solution to this issue

 

Coloured PET (excluding black)

  • Widely recycled and will nearly always be the basis of the post consumer waste in black rPET

 

CPET

  • The industry is actively working to ensure that more CPET is recycled back into our products

 

PP

  • Our product contains around 10% in-process recyclate material
  • PP is recyclable, however, the UK does not currently have a way of recycling PP into formings for food contact – the common reuse is commercial and industrial

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