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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

Coca-Cola Ireland moves towards 50 per cent rPET bottlesPlastics in Packaging
Coca-Cola Ireland, in partnership with its local bottling partner Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Co (HBC) is now using 50 per cent recycled plastics (rPET) …

DOB Equity and Global Innovation Fund invest in African recycling businessPrivate Equity Wire
A growing number of international consumer goods companies including Unilever have pledged to reduce the impact of their plastic packaging on the …

PRESS upgrades to new Eco BottlesBritish Plastics and Rubber
The new Eco Bottles are now produced from 75 per cent recycled plastic (rPET) and 25 per cent bio plastic, which is made from sugar cane instead of …

PE Nation reveals new 2020 strategy: “it is of great importance”Ragtrader
Recycled cardboards and post-consumer waste plastics (rPET) will be introduced for all swing tags, while woven and care labels will be comprised of …

Sonoco increases recycled plastic usagePlastics Recycling Update
The company also owns plastic packaging manufacturers that consume significant amounts of RPET: Florida-based Highland Packaging Solutions …

Wenlock Spring win again at the British Bottlers’ Institute Shropshire Live
Made with up to 50% British sourced recycled plastic and being fully … starting with committing to including up to 50% recycled plastic in our rPET …

$10.8Bn Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Market Outlook, 2025 GlobeNewswire (press release)
Increasing awareness among general populace about plastic wastage has prompted governments to take initiatives that are aimed at promoting …

Duty Free Innovation eco-bags energise duty free shopping for a noble causeTRBusiness
The Travel Bag, designed specifically for travel retail, uses certified 91% rPET material and will save three plasticbottles from landfill, says DFI.

Irish supermarkets given rotten reviews over ‘cheaper cost’ of wrapped fruit and vegThe Times
“But that’s because the packaged product is often cheaper than the loose and … “Shops offering to take the plastic packaging back at the checkout is fine, … it’s from sustainable sources and goes on to be reused or recycled,” it said.

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