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Recycled PET (RPET)

The ‘R’ in RPET stands for ‘recycled’. The plastic content in rPET contains a minimum of 60% recycled content with 100% post-consumer/post-industrial RPET available. In the recycling process, recycled plastic has been collected, sorted, super-cleaned and then reprocessed into RPET sheet. 


RPET plastic can be identified by the resin code often placed at the bottom of a product.

Look out for a triangle with a 1 in the middle. 

RPET Layer Structure


100% RPET Layer Structure

How is RPET defined?

RPET Plastic is widely used across many packaging sectors as it is seen as the most commonly used material today. RPET can be defined as:

•  Containing a minimum 60% recycled content.

    100% RPET available.

Why use RPET?

•  RPET results in 79 per cent lower CO2 emissions compared to new APET materials.* 


•  RPET contains a minimum 60% recycled content. It is also infinitely recyclable to be reused over and over.

•  All the recycled PET plastic is washed, decontaminated and tested to ensure it adheres to EFSA standards.

•  RPET is already compliant with UK Plastic Tax 2022 regulation requiring a minimum of 30% recycled content in all plastic packaging.

Benefits of RPET in packaging.

•  Can contain up-to 100% recycled content.

•  Processed using super-cleaning technology that surpasses EFSA standards.

•  Fully Recyclable.

•  Lower environmental impact in comparison to virgin material.

•  Available in anti-block, silicone coating and anti-fog coating

* Study confirms the excellent carbon footprint of recycled pet, Packaging Europe. 

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