Advantages of recycled PET plastic over virgin plastic

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Ventajas del plástico PET reciclado frente al plástico virgen

Recycled PET plastic is gaining more and more importance in the field of materials used in factories, as it is a great advantage that benefits the entire chain: consumers, companies and the environment.

Before starting, it is necessary to clarify the difference between recycled plastic and virgin plastic: fundamentally, their main differences lie in the PRICE and QUALITY of the plastic.

Nowadays, 100% recycled plastic (RPET) is very difficult to distinguish from virgin plastic, as the quality and finish of the latter is very good, despite its lower gloss and higher opacity.

In addition, recycled plastic is cheaper than virgin plastic, can be reused for resources and is beneficial to the environment.

PRINCIPALES VENTAJAS
  • • Contributes to saving resources
  • • Reduces raw material needs
  • • More economical
  • • Energy saving
  • • 16% less CO2 footprint (Carbon Dioxide)
  • • 20% less SO2 footprint (Sulphur Dioxide)
  • • 45% lower PO4 footprint (Phosphates)
  • • It is impermeable
  • • It is inert
  • • It is rigid and hard
  • • Contains high chemical resistance
  • • Very good thermal properties

RPET packaging is often used in the production of textile fibres and packaging in contact with beverages and all kinds of foodstuffs, mainly. But we found that it is also used for floor tiles, backpacks, lightweight anoraks, flowerpots... and even as fuel for 3D printers.

In conclusion, the use of RPET means a significant reduction in the CO2 footprint compared to virgin PET, as well as allowing the material to be reused. In addition, this 100% recyclable product is of high added value for the industry, unlike multilayer packaging. Recycled PET plastic is essential for sustainable development.

Bibliography
https://solucionesdeembalaje.com/envases-plastico-reciclado-que-diferencias-hay/#%C2%BFQue_diferencia_hay_del_Plastico_Reciclado_al_Virgen
http://www.vitplastic.es/2020/05/28/bolsas-basura-beneficios-del-plastico-reciclado/
https://auara.org/blogs/news/ventajas-de-utilizar-material-reciclado
https://www.limplas.es/plastico-rpet-que-es-usos/#:~:text=Este%20material%20se%20suele%20emplear,y%20tienen%20una%20larga%20durabilidad

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