What is rPET?
RPET is PET plastic that has been recycled, reprocessed, and made into something new.
PET or Plastic Number 1 is one of the most prevalent plastics in our lives. Common examples of PET range from food and beverage bottles and other packaging to carpets, ropes, stuffing for pillows, and of course, polyester clothing.
rPET is made by recycling PET, more often the recycling of plastic bottles. Once processed, the recycled plastic can be used to make new plastic bottles or other items like activewear or outdoor gear and even shoes.
Choosing rPET helps create a circular economy by keeping these precious materials that have already been extracted from the earth in circulation.
It supports the recycling industry and the companies that are embracing change. It saves energy, resources, and rescues these plastics from landfills where they can take thousands of years to break down.
Read on to find out more about rPET, where we will provide some great examples of everyday products made using recycled PET plastic.