Earlier this year, HLP Klearfold changed the face of plastic cartons with the introduction of RPET100 100% PCR PET folding cartons. They have now received third-party certification by SCS Global, which allows their customers to label their RPET100 cartons with SCS Global’s Kingfisher 100% PCR logo.
The feedstock for RPET100 cartons comes from materials (water and soda bottles) that have completed their original purpose and have been diverted from landfills for re-use. RPET100 cartons require fewer fossil fuel resources and less energy to produce, and their increased consumption of PCR waste helps to drive the growth of the PET recycling infrastructure.
Pat McGee, vice president, marketing , says HLP is able to make RPET100 cartons because “We first manufacture the 100% PCR box-grade PET substrate on our inhouse, box-grade PET extruders. To ensure that there is no meaningful sacrifice in substrate or carton quality or performance, we also meticulously and locally source our PET waste feedstocks.”