OBJECTIVE MET: rPET, 100% RECYCLED MATERIAL.
SP GROUP’s dedication to sustainability is well known. Our TRAY2TRAY project, based on the effective management of waste and excess production material, is a clear example of our commitment to the circular economy. Finally, after several years of work, we have finally made our dream a reality and are proud to introduce rPET.
The new rPET is a thermoformable monolayer PET laminate, made from 100% post-consumption recycled material. It has an excellent degree of transparency, a good oxygen and water-vapour barrier, and it is fully approved for food use, being certified by ESFA standard No. 2017/4843. This makes it ideal for packaging meat products, pre-prepared meals, desserts, biscuits and salads, among others. It also has excellent mechanical properties that make it tough and impact-resistant. Most importantly, however, with rPET we have met the sustainability objective we set ourselves.
As we announced in mid-2018, our priority was to achieve a 100% recycled material. To achieve this goal, we have been gradually reducing the use of virgin material in our rigid laminate since 2016. Last year we cut emissions of CO2 into the atmosphere to around 38 tonnes, thanks to the use of recycled material from the TRAY2TRAY project. Today we are proud to announce this is now a reality.