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Appe develops recycled PET bottle for Oji’s fruit drink

Plastic Packaging manufacturer Appe has developed an environmentally friendly recycled PET (rPET) bottle for Oji's sustainable functional fruit drink, in collaboration with Oji and Hero.

The new bottle allows the brand to achieve closed loop recycling system and supports Oji’s co-operation with the TerraCycle program, which works for eradicating incineration and waste.

The rPET bottle is said to offer ambient shelf life of six months for the drinks, while reducing the energy consumption involved in keeping them chilled.

APPE’s Silvie Willemsen said the company is delighted to be working with both Hero and Oji.

"The new bottle is evidence that our rPET material and extensive recycling facilities can enable a brand to meet its closed loop recycling requirements," Willemsen said.

The bottles were developed and manufactured in collaboration with three APPE sites, while its in-house design team created the preform for the 100ml bottle.

APPE’s recycling plant in Beaune, France supplied the rPET material used by APPE Belgium to manufacture the bottles, which are supplied to Hero’s filling operation in The Netherlands.