One billion bottles! That’s how many post-consumer recycled plastic bottles Direct Pack used in manufacturing in 2018. As the number of BOTTLEBOX® containers used in the foodservice, supermarket, produce and processor markets is increasing, we are thankful to our partners helping us save more bottles than ever from landfills and the ocean.
This record year of using post-consumer recycled PET in our products is an increase of 23% compared to the year before. Since 2011, when we started measuring the amount of recycled plastic we use, we have used 4.7 billion bottles. Watch the BOTTLEBOX® and Sustainability video to see what that means for the environment. If you would put those bottles end-to-end, they would reach all the way to the moon and back, and 90% of the way out again!
More importantly, the use of BOTTLEBOX® containers have helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 125 million pounds of CO2. That is the same as taking 13,000 cars off the road for one year. Using recycled PET is one of the most sustainable packaging options today. Watch the BOTTLEBOX® Story and learn about the process from bottle to container.