Refillable PET Bottles are the most sustainable beverage solution. They can be refilled up to 25 cycles and are available with up to 30% rPET. Also known as returnable, refPET & reusable PET bottles.
The Petainer Refillable PET Bottles range has been specially designed to store and keep a wide range of carbonated and non-carbonated drinks over time, thanks to its high standard of O2, CO2 and light barriers. Along with many other applications.
Refillable bottles aim to reduce total plastic produced by making them reusable. They are the foundation in deposit return schemes, in which a customer receives money back for returning their bottle. Empty bottles are returned via the scheme to be refilled by bottlers, a process that can happen up to 25 cycles.
These innovative schemes motivate the consumer to play a part in recycling and reducing plastic waste, which benefits the environment. This sustainable packaging solution has a far lower carbon footprint than the refillable glass bottle equivalent.
For beverage producers, using 1L Refillable PET Bottles with 30% recycled content can lead to a carbon footprint reduction of 28% (vs 0% rPET), and against refillable glass has an 81% benefit in carbon reduction. Bottles that can no longer be refilled are simply removed from the bottle pool to be recycled. The recycled content coupled with the renewable energy supply in Petainer’s sites, is helping brand owners meet their sustainability targets, and work towards becoming carbon neutral.
At a time where customers perceive the end-of-life solutions of a product just as important as the carbon footprint, the RefPET bottle with recycled PET is the ultimate sustainable solution. This combination of reuse, recycled content, and responsible end-of-life, makes RefPET perfectly suited for the circular economy.
RefPET bottles are built to last, but still use the lowest amount of new material per litre compared to other beverage packaging formats, including glass and metal cans. They can be filled on dedicated PET lines as well as incorporated on to glass filling lines, so no additional equipment is needed to start using RefPET bottles. Their long lasting properties increase trip rates, and as they can be reused more often, the upfront costs are spread over its lifespan.
Estimate how much you could lower your carbon emissions by choosing Petainer Refillable PET Bottles as your preferred packaging solution. The figures shown represent carbon emissions as a result of One-way PET Bottle production and delivery compared against Aluminium Cans and Glass Bottles
As a major beverage provider we are committed to continuous improvement when it comes to the sustainability of our packaging and operations. This new product developed in partnership with Petainer is another positive step in increasing the use of recycled content and working with suppliers with strong environmental credentials.