The perfect-fit design of the reusable rPET bottle means it can be used with TÖNISSTEINER’s established twelve-bottle crates. Photo credit: ALPLA

ALPLA and TÖNISSTEINER realise reusable PET bottle made entirely of recycled material

Hard, Austria

The packaging and recycling specialist ALPLA and the mineral water company Privatbrunnen TÖNISSTEINER Sprudel have developed a reusable PET bottle made entirely of recycled material. The reusable 1-litre bottle for mineral water reduces carbon consumption and also offers logistical advantages thanks to its low weight. It is available at retail outlets with immediate effect.

100 per cent for the recycling loop – following development lasting approximately a year, ALPLA and TÖNISSTEINER are presenting a reusable PET bottle made entirely of post-consumer recycled material (except closure and label). The 1-litre bottle developed by the global packaging and recycling specialist and Germany’s oldest Roman spring conserves resources during production and lowers carbon consumption. The recycled PET (rPET) used for the innovative packaging solution is produced and provided by ALPLArecycling. The bottle can be fully recycled at the end of its lifespan.

When the reusable bottle reaches the end of its lifespan as determined by the number of cycles it goes through, it can now be turned into rPET at the ALPLArecycling plants and recycled into new bottles. Laser markings indicate the number of cycles a bottle has been through and complement the quality controls at the refilling stage. TÖNISSTEINER and ALPLA are therefore establishing an optimum bottle-to-bottle loop and are guaranteeing that they have their own pool of high-quality reusable rPET bottles.

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