What is rPET material?
rPET material is a polyester fabric which is made from recycled plastic.
How is rPET made?
- Plastic bottles are collected
- The bottles are cleaned
- They are then shredded into pellets
- The pellets are crushed and melted
- The resulting melted plastic is spun into thread
- Which is then made into products such as our bags
Is rPET sustainable?
Recycling plastics helps to decrease the amount of plastic waste that ends up in landfills. Plastics in landfills take thousands of years to break down and can leak toxic chemicals into the earth. These chemicals make their way into groundwater reserves, endangering both humans and animals.
Not only does recycling provide a better option than landfill, it also greatly reduces our resource extraction. Over 60% of first-time rPET production is used to create polyester textiles. By using rPET that has already been in circulation, we’re offsetting the amount of new rPET that needs to be created.
While rPET isn’t a perfect solution and it doesn’t solve the fact that once plastic is made it is here for a long time, it does find a new life for already-made products. Companies including Coca-Cola recently unveiled their first ever sample bottle made from 25% PET marine plastic. From 2020, Coca-Cola plans to roll out this recycled plastic in some of its bottles.
rPET Promotional Products
We have a range of rPET products at fullyeco for all your promotional needs:
- Laptop Bags
- Drawstring Bags