Creating a full circle economy is the *way of the future

The disposable economy, where an item is used once then thrown away, is now the way of the past. The way of the future is circular, with a full circle approach to production that replicates nature by recycling waste back into raw materials for an endless cycle of sustainable production.

However our packaging is purposed across a wide variety of applications which determines the mix of recycled RPET material to virgin APET. Therefore at Custom-Pak we can thermoform your plastic packaging to your specific requirements with the following fully recyclable material:

  • APET – Virgin plastic – Recycle code 1
  • R-30 RPET – The recycled content of 30% is sandwiched in between 2 layers of Virgin Pet – Recycle code 1
  • R-50 RPET – The recycled content of 50% is sandwiched in between 2 layers of Virgin Pet – Recycle code 1
  • R-80 RPET – The recycled content of 80% is sandwiched in between 2 layers of Virgin Pet – Recycle code 1
  • R-100 RPET – 100% recycled content – Recycle code 1
  • Polypropylene – Recycle code 5

All off cuts generated by Custom-Pak in the creation of plastic packaging are recycled and re extruded back into RPET within New Zealand.

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A quick guide to recyclable plastics and their uses.

Do you know your recycling numbers? Recycling only works when people know what to do and they take the right actions. We’re helping to raise awareness about plastics and promote best practice recycling with our quick guide resource that explains the recycling numbers on plastic containers, what they mean and how they work.

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Packaged chipped clear PET ready to be extruded back into roll form RPET.

Recyclable Packaging is the only answer to a sustainable future.

Plastic packaging ensures better food safety and prevents massive volumes of food waste from going to landfill due to spoiling or damage. But producing more packaging could come at a cost if we use up more finite resources or create more plastic waste. It’s a delicate balance and fully recyclable packaging provides the answer.

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RPET packaging reformed from recycled PET.

Our recycling and raw material use

Everyone needs to play their part as responsible stewards of our environment. We’re doing everything we can to reduce our carbon footprint through recycling, minimising waste, reducing our use of raw materials and recording our progress to make sure we’re on the right track.

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