Happy America Recycles Day! Every year on November 15th, we wish to remind our customers and partners about the importance of recycling to our environment and motivate you to become better recyclers. Recycling isn’t a one-day thing, instead it’s an attitude and lifestyle that everyone can embrace.

Recycle more and recycle correctly!

Did you know that all PET packaging are recyclable?

Not only you can put your PET beverage bottles in the recycling bin, but you can also recycle any other PET clamshells such as your egg, take-out, or salad containers. They are all made of the same material,  the BOTTLEBOX - Recycle Icon 1 PET: an infinite resource and can be recycled again and again.

What you can do to improve the recycling rate?

  • NO bags. Seriously, don’t bag your recyclable. Plastic bags are the #1 contaminant in recycling loads. Always dumb your recyclable material loosely into your recycling bin.
  • Remove labels. While all labels are recyclable, adhesive themselves are not recyclable. Remove labels to avoid contaminating the recyclables.
  • Make sure your recyclable are CLEAN, EMPTY and DRY.
  • Know your plastics! Not all plastics are the same. Always recycle your  the BOTTLEBOX - Recycle Icon 1 PET packaging.
  • Stop wish-cycling. When in doubt, throw it away. Optimistically putting non-recyclable objects in the recycling bin can contaminate the entire load of recyclable materials.
  • If you’re not sure what materials are recyclable or where to recycle, check your local recycling website or visit Earth911.

What is the impact from using the BOTTLEBOX®?

By using the BOTTLEBOX®, the original take-out container made from post-consumer recycled beverage bottles, you are reducing your environmental impact with our sustainable packaging. Since 2011, we have repurposed a total of 213 million pounds of PET plastic, which is equivalent to saving 9.2 billion bottles from the ocean and reducing 287 million pounds of CO2 from the atmosphere.

With the BOTTLEBOX®, you’re not only making a positive environmental impact, but you’re also contributing to improving the recycling system national wide. Direct Pack Recycling, our recycling facility, receives bales of post-consumer PET bottles and thermoformed packaging from our partnered North American Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) and repurpose them into new food-safe PET packaging.