In 2019, Direct Pack saved over one billion beverage bottles from landfills and oceans, by using them in the manufacturing of new food containers. As the number of BOTTLEBOX® containers used in the foodservice, supermarket, produce and processor markets is increasing, we are thankful to our partners for helping us reduce our carbon footprint and the need for new material.
This is another record year of using post-consumer recycled PET in our products. Since 2011, when we started measuring the amount of post-consumer recycled plastic we use, we have consumed 5.7 billion bottles. Watch the BOTTLEBOX® and Sustainability video to see what that means for the environment. The use of BOTTLEBOX® containers have helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 180 million pounds of CO2. That is the same as taking 17,292 cars off the road for one year or the carbon sequestered by 250,000 tree seedlings grown for 10 years. Pretty impressive!
#1 PET plastic can be seen as an infinite resource, and 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.