Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) HDPE and PCR PET Packaging is More Eco-Friendly
PCR HDPE and PCR PET are more sustainable. Both resins are made from 100% post-consumer recycled material, reducing your carbon footprint and greenhouse gasses. The manufacturing process reduces the amount of CO2 released into the environment compared to the amount released when traditional resins are used. Learn how to reduce emissions by switching to more planet-friendly packaging.
PCR resins provide application versatility. PCR HDPE and PCR PET retain the same properties, performance, and application versatility as their traditional counterparts.
PCR resins are FDA-approved. PCR HDPE and PCR PET meet the rigid standards for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and cannabis industries. Bottles also pass USP and ASTM testing.
Switching to PCR resin is easy. Both sustainable resins are physically and chemically comparable to their traditional resin counterparts. They are virtually identical. Switching is as simple as approving an alternate material.
PCR resins are eco-friendly. In a circular economy, making new bottles from PCR HDPE and PCR PET removes plastic from the environment by converting plastic waste discarded by consumers back into resin that can be used again and again. Both resins are also fully recyclable in the current HDPE and PET recycle stream.
Switching to Drug Plastics jars made from 100% PCR HDPE can reduce carbon footprint up to 90%.
A typical passenger car emits 4.6 metric tons of CO2 per year. Switching an order of 10 million 120cc jars of traditional HDPE made with 100% non-renewable electricity to PCR HDPE made with 100% renewable electricity saves 1,052 metric tons of CO2. That is equivalent to removing 229 cars from the planet for one year.
Switching to Drug Plastics jars made from 100% PCR PET can reduce carbon footprint up to 81%.
If an order of 10 Million 230cc jars were switched from traditional PET made with 100% non-renewable electricity to PCR PET produced with 100% renewable electricity that would save 1,314 metric tons of CO2. That is equivalent to 1,610 acres of US forest removing CO2 from the planet for one year.
Due to increased global demand, our current PCR PET supply is committed to current bottle customers. We are currently sold out of this resin for new bottle requests. We are actively exploring additional qualified sources of supply that will be able to assure consistent quality and availability of our PCR PET packaging.
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