Delphis Eco creates the UK’s first 100% post-consumer-recycled (PCR) plastic bottle
After years of not taking no for an answer Delphis Eco has closed the loop by working with our customers, waste collectors, recyclers and bottle blowers to create the UK’s first 100% PCR bottle.
We are a leading innovator and manufacturer of ecological cleaning products however packaging is a significant part so believe it’s our duty to challenge and innovate all inputs and are delighted to have created a 100% PCR bottle.
Only 5% of the world’s 300million tons of virgin plastic made each year is recycled. 8million tons gets dumped into our oceans each year which is a huge environmental issue and everybody’s concern. Most of the UK’s plastic is either incinerated, or sent to China or India for recycling, before being returned as low grade plastic, unsuitable for consumer products.
We’ve seen limited edition reclaimed-ocean-plastic bottles from big brands which is fantastic. Sadly however, Unilever, Coke, Proctor & Gamble etc have only committed to increasing the PCR content in their packaging to up to 30%, and over many years.
We’ve closed the loop by having our customers plastic waste collected, refined, re-blown and sold back for reuse, all in the UK.
This circular-economy innovation serves several key goals;
- Create the UK’s first 100 % closed-loop supply chain for our plastic bottles
- 70% reduction in carbon versus using virgin plastic
- Inspire households and corporates to recycle better
This innovation creates a ‘downstream’ market;
- Reducing waste to landfill or into our oceans
- Increase the measly 5% plastic recycling rate
- Bring the practicalities of closed loop products within reach
Delphis Eco have made truly sustainable and award winning cleaning chemicals for 10years. By switching to 100% PCR we expect to save 440 tones of carbon a year! WRAP calculated that bottle-to-bottle recycling saves 1tonne of CO2 per tone of plastic recycled.
We hope our pioneering 100% PCR bottle will encourage corporates to work with their customers and stakeholders to create a circular economy and also empower households in the fight to create a more sustainable world.
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