Made of rPET

All plastic is not the same! the BOTTLEBOX - Recycle Icon 1 PET material is strong and lightweight, and most commonly used to make soda and water bottles.  This material is hygienic, non-toxic and helps to retain freshness, which makes it perfect for all food applications.

PET is the most recycled plastic in the world. When properly recycled, it is an infinite resource. That’s why we use post-consumer recycled PET (rPET) to make our BOTTLEBOX® containers. Please recycle all your PET packaging, so we can continue the full circle process and make new containers of what has already been used.

Meet our Direct Pack Recycling Ambassadors, who will explain the entire recycling process for you.

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Valuable infinite resource

rPET is a valuable infinite resource that can be used over and over. Each BOTTLEBOX ® can be recycled, recovered and reused to make other products, such as a berry container or a new BOTTLEBOX®.

Our goal is to keep all recycled PET in play, which both reduces the need for new material, and diverts plastic from landfills and oceans.

Here‘s the video explaining how we sort, wash and flake recycled PET material to turn it into new strawberry, lettuce, salad or take-out containers.

Reduces the carbon footprint

Research shows that post-consumer recycled PET (rPET) is more sustainable than both compostable packaging materials and virgin PET.

  • rPET reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 60% compared to virgin PET. For every pound of rPET used, GHG are reduced by 1.35 lbs.
  • rPET reduces GHG emissions by 30% vs PLA (starch-based plastic) and 90% vs Bagasse (a molded fiber material)

By using BOTTLEBOX®, you are contributing to a more sustainable environment. Since 2011 we have used 12.2 billion recycled bottles. That’s equivalent to:

pounds of plastic saved from landfills and oceans
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pounds of CO2 saved from the atmosphere
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cars taken off the road for a year
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households’ electricity usage for a year
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Please recycle all your BOTTLEBOX® containers, as well as other PET food packaging and bottles*. Once you do that, we can take it from there:

  • We have our own recycling and recovery facility, Direct Pack Recycling.
  • We buy bales of recycled PET packaging and bottles directly from your local MRFs (material recovery facilities). Building these relationships help us recover PET so we can use it over again in new packaging.
  • The clean flakes go from Direct Pack Recycling to one of our extrusion and thermoforming facilities, and become new products.

*Note about recycling of black containers: Unfortunately, black bases are not recognized by optical sorters in the recycling facilities, and thus not recovered. If you want to be sure you can recycle your container, please use clear or any other color than black.

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PET/rPET has a better recycling infrastructure than other sustainable materials

  • PET is defined as “widely recyclable”. 94% of Americans have access to PET bottle recycling, and over 60% have access to non-bottle PET recycling programs.
  • Only 9% of Americans have access to composting