Everything old is new again. This famous quote from the 1700s author Jonathan Swift, has had many lives – from appearing in the songs of Peter Allen to political essays. In this modern world, never is it more relevant than when looking at the trend to reuse, revamp, recycle and revive.
Plastics! Controversial, vilified, denigrated – and a necessary part of our daily lives. How do they sit within our need to reinvent and reduce waste?
Many plastics are made from PET (polyethylene terephthalate) – a strong, durable material that is used for soda bottles, water bottles and some plastic bags; in fact, most plastic bottles in your house are probably PET.
PET is generally considered a “safe” plastic, as it does not contain BPA (bisphenol A) an industrial chemical used to make certain plastics and resins. BPA, in the presence of heat, can leach a toxic metalloid into food and beverages.
PET is also a highly recyclable plastic material. That means those bottles and containers can be fully recycled into an rPET (polyethylene terephthalate) product. And they’re not down-graded to a park bench; they return suitable for food usage, in such ways as drink cups.
rPET products are lightweight, affordable, shatter resistant, resealable and, most important of all, are again easily recyclable. This means there’s less waste going into landfill, and the plastic returns into the recycle loop to provide further use for a second, third and even ninth time.
By reducing the amount of fossil fuel resources, rPET products have a lower carbon footprint than virgin plastics, divert material from landfill and can themselves be recycled. Our Revive packaging is made with between 20– 100% post-consumer waste.
The way we see it, there are two sides of the sustainability coin when it comes to disposable packaging: what is it made of and what can you do with it after use.
Our Revive range was designed to check both of those boxes all while offering you the value, variety, and selection your business requires, and customers expect. Revive supports the recycling economy. It’s made from recycled materials – and is widely recyclable in Australia and New Zealand.
Revive – it’s new recyclable packaging, made from old recyclable packaging. Simple!