Radnor Hills has partnered with RPC bpi protect to launch its bottled water in X-EnviroShrink film which contains up to 51% recycled content and a minimum of 31% PCR (Post Consumer Recycled plastic).
The announcement follows plans by Radnor Hills to introduce bottles with 51% recycled plastic (RPET).
X-EnviroShrink was launched by RPC bpi protec to meet demand for packaging that minimises waste.
Using the Sustane recycled polymer from RPC bpi recycled products, its ultra-low carbon footprint enables X-EnviroShrink to set a new standard in shrink film technology, combining recycled content with 100% recyclability.
William Watkins, MD, Radnor Hills, said it wanted to ensure its business activities and products minimise any environmental impact.
“When RPC bpi protec approached us with X-EnviroShrink, the ability to integrate further recycled content into our packaging was appealing and we are delighted with the results and the improvements it has made to our sustainability footprint.”
Available in unprinted and printed versions X-EnviroShrink is available for cans and bottles, canned food and cartons.
RPC bpi group’s recycling plants reprocess over 135,000 tonnes of waste from industrial, commercial, agricultural and domestic sources, making it one of Europe’s largest recyclers of PE films.
David Lumley, MD, RPC bpi protect, added it was delighted to have Radnor Hills as one of the first users of X-EnviroShrink, helping the company to reusing plastic packaging alongside the protection, functionality and cost-effectiveness of its bottled water.
RPC bpi protec is one of four business units – bpi recycled products, bpi agriculture, bpi indupac and bpi protec within the RPC bpi group.
Established in 1999 Radnor Hills began by packing mineral water into cuplets for the airline industry. In 1995 the business installed its first bottling line and began its journey providing a range of products in plastic, glass and tetra cartons including our its own pure spring water, fruit juices, flavoured water, healthy children’s drinks and premium adult presses.
2018 saw the eight production line being installed increasing our capacity to produce around 400 million bottles a year.