Sustainable rPET strapping another boost for plastic recycling in SA – Green Times

‘In a growing industry shift towards sustainable packaging and product design, one of South Africa’s largest manufacturers of wood-based products has decided to use only locally sourced and recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) strapping.

According to PG Bison’s chief executive officer, Gerhard Victor, the company uses 9.1 million metres of plastic strapping per annum to bind its wooden surfacing and decorative panel products, with the recycled rPET material set to divert the equivalent of five million post-consumer plastic bottles or 115 tonnes of PET from landfills every year.’

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