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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

Developing sustainable plastic packaging: apply for funding – GOV.UK
Developing sustainable plastic packaging: apply for funding … early-stage projects investigating ways to reduce, reuse or recycle plastic packaging.

Business Reporter: A New Dawn for Sustainable Packaging – PR Newswire UK (press release)
In a newly released video, Cesar Sanches, Director of Strategic Marketing and Sustainability at Valgroup, explains why plastic, often vilified by …

Static Bottle Recycling Rate is Insufficient to Meet CPG Demands for rPET  – Greener Package
While a recent press release from the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) and the American Chemistry Council proclaims, “Plastic Bottle Recycling …

Karen Lynch, CEO ethical water company, Belu, responds to today’s Green Alliance report – Retail Times
In December 2019 we announced that 100% of the plastic bottles we produce are now made from 100% recycled plastic (rPET). This investment was …

PepsiCo Accelerates Plastic Waste Reduction Efforts – Packaging World
Among PepsiCo’s strategies for reducing plastic waste is the use of 100% rPET for its LIFEWTR bottles, the expansion of its SodaStream business, …

Sustainability for the 2020s – Scottish Grocer and Convenience Retailer
Following the launch of Highland Spring’s eco-bottle, which is made from 100% recycled plastic (rPET), other brands have gotten in on the act.

Britvic joins consortium to tackle plastic waste – The Caterer.com
Britvic joins consortium to tackle plastic waste … This deal with Esterform secures Britvic’s access to locally sourced rPET long into the future.

Nestlé confirms investment of CHF 2 billion into recycled plastics for packaging – Confectionery Production
Global food and beverage group Nestlé is to make an investment of CHF 2 billion aimed at moving from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics …

Brazil’s Ambev aims to eliminate its plastic packaging by 2025 – Packaging Gateway
Ambev, the largest brewer in Latin America, aims to use recyclable packaging or 100% recycled material for all of its beverages. As part of the move, …

Up to £8 million investment to develop “smarter plastics – Circular Online
“The UKRI competitions will help further the development of greener plastics that are safe, clean and recyclable, transforming plastic packaging and …

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