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bow • r22

recycled PET

r22 is a recycled PET. PET is the world’s most common polymer, accounting for 18% of global production. PET is also the most commonly used plastic for disposable water bottles. 80% of plastic water bottles bought end up in landfills or polluting our oceans and waterways. Reusing this material helps prevent this from happening to preserve what’s left of our environment. Each pair made with this material is equivalent to 2.5 plastic bottles reused.

 

composition & production

PET stands for polyethylene terephthalate, a thermoplastic polymer, and r22 is made of 100% recycled PET. PET is the world’s most common polymer, accounting for about 18% of global plastics produced.

Properties include being lightweight, rigid and a good barrier to water and other solvents – as well as the option to have a clear finish, and to recycle post-consumer.

About 60% of PET is processed as a filament for the production of textiles – and is commonly known as polyester. Another 30% is used for making drinks bottles; PET being by far the most commonly used plastic for disposable water bottles.

benefits

Readily recycled under the resin identification code 1

Post-consumer material

Best suited to solid colours

Recycled PET performs largely like virgin PET

to note

Material has less flexible and has styling limitations. 

Some finishes will render r22 unrecyclable.

r22 is currently not suitable for crystals or paper-wrap effects.

certifications

Global Recycled Standard Certified by the IDLF

 

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