At Direct Pack, we regularly audit how much rPET we are using. Our 2013 full year audit shows that we have used 9 million pounds of post-consumer recycled beverage bottles, which is an increase of 20% compared to the year before. 9 million pounds equals 389 million bottles, which put end-to-end would reach 1/4 of the way to the moon. It also means that we have kept an equivalent of 1,080 cars off the roads annually, or saved electricity for 1,350 homes for one year.
During the last three years, we have used a total of 25 million pounds of rPET instead of virgin material, equivalent to taking almost 3,000 cars off the roads or saving electricity for 3,720 homes annually. We have contributed to saving 28.5 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions, which equals carbon sequestered by 620,000 tree seedlings grown for 10 years! We are thrilled to see the demand for our BOTTLEBOX(R) products continue to increase, and hope that you will join in our efforts to be “Green Together”.