UK water and soft drinks manufacturer Radnor Hill has announced they will be moving the majority of their PET bottles to 51% recycled plastic (RPET) in a bid to support the UK Government proposals on plastic waste.
The family owned and run soft drinks manufacturer based in Powys mid-Wales started the production of RPET at the beginning of July, with their 500ml water bottles being the first to make the move. They are currently in the process of changing all plastic products over to RPET and hope to do so by the end of August 2018.
Whilst suppliers are working hard to try and make the RPET bottles a little clearer, shoppers will notice a slight difference in the colour of the bottle, but this will have no effect on the taste of the product inside!
Radnor Hills will also work where possible to create a closed loop system with their suppliers for all waste created on site. All waste streams that can be recycled from their production processes are recycled and by the end of 2018 they will achieve zero to landfill on all waste.
“We are very proud as a business to have taken this next step towards a more sustainable future and we hope this encourages more people to recycle their plastic bottles. The use of RPET saves raw materials, reduces waste and creates a better environment for us all,” explains William Watkins, Managing Director at Radnor Hills
The new RPET bottles will still be 100% recyclable so that they can be remanufactured into a multitude of items. Bottles can be recycled to make T shirts, sweaters, fleece jackets, insulation, sleeping bags, carpeting and of course plastic bottles. It takes 10 bottles to make a T-shirt and 63 bottles to make a sweater.