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rPET (recycled PET) is making headlines across the globe.

Big brands and consumer businesses are waking up to the impact that their plastic use has on the planet. They are increasingly adopting rPET as a sustainable alternative to virgin PET and are using it in increasingly innovative ways.

As the rPET specialist, we have developed the rPET Gazette to bring you insights into the latest rPET innovations, news and comment which we hope will provide inspiration and raise awareness of the power of rPET.

Top stories

Brand owners want recycled plastic, but where’s the supply? – Plastics News
And given the limited, tight supply that will boost prices for recycled plastic as demand … Reducing food waste is another benefit of plastics packaging.

Trending 2019 Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic Packaging Market Global Industry Analysis …  – BBC News Media (press release)
The report offers an exclusive research study of the global Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic Packaging market based on our honest, accurate, and …

Why London must step up efforts to meet EU’s 50% household recycling by 2020 target – Evening Standard
London must keep up its recycling efforts to help the nation meet its 50% … packing lunches to avoid resorting to takeaway plastic packaged options.

100% rPET recyclable juice bottle developed by KHS – Resource Efficient Business
100% rPET recyclable juice bottle developed by KHS … The bottle is also the first rPET recyclable bottle to receive a 20 out of 20 score for the Made … using small amounts of easily removable adhesive rather than using plastic film.

New industry guidelines for recyclable plastic packaging released – RNews
New industry guidelines for recyclable plastic packaging released … more recycled content (rPET) or improving the recyclability of PET plastic bottles, …

Alternatives to plastics take the beauty industry by storm – Premium beauty
Alternative plastics and alternatives to plastic are mushrooming in the … is also possible to combine recycled plastic and lightening, such as the RPET …

Speaking of sustainability, what have Coke and Pepsi been up to lately? – Plastics Today
Since leaving the Plastics Industry Association because of so-called … find enough rPET to meet demand, given that litterbugs prefer to throw plastic …

A few of the recycling innovations at K 2019 – Plastics Recycling Update
With growing concern about plastic waste, recycling will play a prominent role …. RPET egg carton: Plastics News Europe reports Kiefel Packaging will …

Food packaging manufacturer launches 100% high grade, post consumer PET bottle flake – Circular Online
“Sabert’s clear rPET solutions are recyclable,” said Gisèle. “Plastics have several lives and PET is the most recycled plastic. Recycled plastics are …

Industry seeks clarity on single-use plastic ban; officials say each state following its own policies is … – Economic Times
The government did not ban single-use plastic bags, small bottles, cups, plates, … including food processing and food delivery, retailers for packaging and … tonnes per day (TPD) of plastic waste in FY18, of which 60% was recycled, …

coca-cola introduces first bottles made using ocean plastic waste – Designboom
coca-cola has introduced the world’s first bottle created using recycled … goods) segment to start selling drinks and food in plastic waste packaging.

Rise of the circular economy: Ikea announces furniture buy-back scheme – The New Daily
Flat-pack juggernaut Ikea is embracing the circular economy with a new national furniture buy-back scheme.

Biffa calls for ban on the export of waste plastics  – Circular Online
The Group is calling for simplification in plastic packaging materials with a focus on closed-loop recycling investment to ensure that where plastic …

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