British spring water and beverage producer Radnor Hills has shifted its shrink wrapping of bottled water to RPC bpi protec’s X-EnviroShrink film.
The film comprises 51% recycled content, with a minimum of 31% PCR. It is 100% recyclable.
The company moved to bottles with 51% recycled plastic (RPET) and in accordance with the government proposals for plastic packaging by utilising a sustainable solution for the collation and multi-packing of goods.
RPC bpi protec launched X-EnviroShrink to meet the growing demand from consumers, manufacturers and governments for packaging that minimises its impact on the environment.
X-EnviroShrink uses the Sustane recycled polymer from RPC bpi recycled products. The product’s ultra-low carbon footprint allows the company to set a new standard in shrink film technology by combining recycled content with full recyclability.
Radnor Hills has decided to adopt X-EnviroShrink for its shrink-wrapped cases of bottled waters to meet its commitment to protect the local and global environment.
Radnor Hills managing director William Watkins said: “Ensuring that our activities and products minimise any environmental impact is fundamental to our business.
“When RPC bpi protec approached us with X-EnviroShrink, the ability to integrate further recycled content into our packaging solutions was extremely appealing and we are delighted with the results and the improvements it has made to our sustainability footprint.”
X-EnviroShrink is available in unprinted and printed versions, while it can be used for a wide variety of products and markets such as beverage cans or bottles, canned food and cartons.
It enables the use of high-speed packing methods as a single or twin lane, helping manufacturers to maximise cost-effectiveness and speed-to-market as goods are shipped to supermarket shelves.
The company’s recycling plants reprocess more than 135,000t of waste from industrial, commercial, agricultural and domestic sources, making it the largest recycler of PE films in Europe and provide a circular solution to customers.
RPC bpi protec managing director David Lumley said: “The sustainability of all packaging is a paramount requirement for brands and consumers.
“We are delighted to have Radnor Hills as one of the first users of X-EnviroShrink and, through this help, the company both reuse plastic packaging and deliver the protection, functionality and cost-effectiveness that are equally essential for their bottled waters – and all within a fully recyclable film.”