WHAT IS RPET?
PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) is one of the most common types of plastic/packaging found in your average household. Examples of PET products include soft drinks, condiments, laundry detergents, dishwashing liquids.
Statistics show that most households do not recycle appropriately, disposing over 40kg of plastic that could otherwise be recycled.
Post consumer PET is collected and taken to recycling centres known as material recovery centres where it is sorted into PET only items. This PET waste is crushed and sorted into bales which is then sold on to recycling companies. The recycling companies then take the PET and crush, wash, separate and dry it. It is then shredded into small fragments and again cleaned down to give pure PET flakes. These PET flakes are then melted and spun into plastic fiber which is then woven into mesh or a new material called RPET (recycled PET).