Plastic packaging waste is a serious environmental problem that affects our planet and its ecosystems. One way to reduce the negative impact of plastic packaging waste is to use post-consumer and post-industrial recycled resin in the production of new packaging materials. Post-consumer recycled resin is made from plastic waste that has been used by consumers and then collected for recycling. Post-industrial recycled resin is made from plastic waste that has been generated during the manufacturing process of plastic products. Both types of recycled resin can help conserve natural resources, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and divert waste from landfills.
PB Packaging offers you the opportunity to include a range of recycled resin mixes in your packaging without compromising on appearance or quality. You can choose from different types of recycled resin depending on your needs and preferences. One of the options that PB Packaging provides is rHDPE, which stands for recycled high-density polyethylene. This is a type of plastic that is commonly used for making bottles and containers. rHDPE is made from post-consumer and post-industrial HDPE waste that has been collected in Australia and processed into new resin. By using rHDPE, you can support the circular economy and reduce your environmental footprint.
rHDPE has many benefits for both the environment and your business. Some of the advantages of rHDPE are:
- It reduces the demand for virgin HDPE resin, which is derived from non-renewable fossil fuels.
- It lowers the carbon impact of plastic packaging by saving energy and avoiding emissions during the production process.
- It helps prevent plastic waste from ending up in landfills or oceans, where it can harm wildlife and ecosystems.
- It meets the quality standards for both non-food contact and food contact applications, ensuring the safety and functionality of your products.
- It enhances the sustainability image of your brand and products, attracting more customers who value environmental responsibility.
However, rHDPE also has some challenges that need to be considered. One of the main drawbacks of rHDPE is that it costs more than virgin HDPE resin due to the extensive cleaning processes required to remove contaminants and impurities from the recycled material. Another challenge is that rHDPE may have some variations in colour, odour, and performance depending on the source and quality of the waste plastic. Therefore, it is important to work with a reliable manufacturer like PB Packaging who can ensure consistent quality and supply of rHDPE.
If you are interested in using rHDPE for your packaging needs, please contact PB Packaging today. We will be happy to provide you with more information and guidance on how to incorporate rHDPE into your packaging design. We look forward to working with you to create more sustainable solutions for our environment.
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