Refillable and reusable plastic packaging gaining traction


Nigel Pritchard, group chief executive at Petainer, told PlasticsToday he believes refillable PET bottles are the most environmentally sustainable form of beverage packaging.

Specialist plastics packaging company Petainer has developed a refillable PET bottle manufactured with more than 25% post-consumer recycled PET plastic. The company claims it has the same performance characteristics as a refillable bottle made entirely from virgin material.

"This latest development further extends (refillable PET bottles) environmental and economic advantages," he said. "We believe the new bottles will give our customers environmental and cost benefits while also providing a platform for them to communicate environmental benefits to consumers."...
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