On the back of the recent breakthrough launch of a 90 per cent food grade recycled ‘Squeezy’ Sauce Bottle, Sydney-based manufacturer of rigid plastics packaging, Wellman Packaging, has stepped up again to announce that it is 100 per cent rPET ready.
After 18 months of extensive development, trials, and testing both in Australia and internationally, Wellman Packaging is now able to produce all its PET preforms and, in the near future, PET bottles with 100 per cent food grade recycled PET (rPET).
In an exclusive interview with stablemate publication PKN, CEO and owner Craig Wellman said this development is part of the company’s ‘Future Thinking for Plastics Packaging’ program, including ‘Sustainable Plastics’.
“As you know, I have recently been in the media responding to the 60 Minutes reporting on plastics waste. Regardless of the dubious accuracy of that reporting, 60 Minutes and the wider media running similar sensationalist articles have done the world a favour. They have made plastics a dirty word, and have caused the entire supply chain from retailer down to polymer producer to finally react in a co-ordinated way,” he said.