Green packs mean more sales growth

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Greener packaging targets are the catalyst behind plastics firm Re Pet's 40% year-on-year growth as demand rockets for its food-grade polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

Re Pet offers full recyclable plastic sheeting for packaging, which is usually used to make food cartons for supermarkets across the world.

The firm has been able to adapt its systems to meet British Retail Consortium standards. This has opened doors and boosted annual sales to around £5M just two years after the firm officially launched.

Re Pet's md John Forrest says: “Sentiment is changing and there is a need for supermarkets to hit new sustainable targets and they are beginning to put pressure on the packaging firms that supply them. This is a major opportunity for us.”

He adds: “Currently the UK imports two-thirds of the PET material used and we intend to change that by offering great products competitively.

“We continually launch new products, including non-metallised coloured sheet and ongoing trials for non-metallised gold.”

Contact: Re Pet

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