The New PCR Range
Our new PCR range combines the environmental benefits of recycled polymer with the practical advantages of plastic. The PCR manufacturing process involves grinding down plastic waste into pellets which can then be re-manufactured, turning waste into a useful resource. All of our PCR products are made from 30% or more recycled plastic, which also means they are exempt from plastic packaging tax.
Our PCR buckets provide all of the benefits of a traditional plastic bucket in a more sustainable way.
They are made from 70% recycled plastic, which is a much higher ratio than the industry standard. The optimised PCR to Virgin polymer mix ensures the buckets maintain their structural integrity and industrial performance, whilst using less virgin plastic.
They are available in a range of popular sizes; 3 litres, 5 litres, 11 litres and 16 litres. Lids are available separately in a range of complimentary colours. The buckets are also fully recyclable after use.
Our buckets are made in Europe and shipped via road, boat and rail, for a reduced carbon footprint.
The New Standard
The dark grey finish is a by-product of the recycled nature of PCR polymer, and is likely to become the global standard as the use of PCR becomes more widespread.
A Food Grade PCR Solution - Coex Jerry Cans and Bottles
Food Grade packaging must meet stringent health and safety standards, which is why most standard recycled products are not approved for Food and Beverage use.
The recycled pellets used to make PCR products come from multiple sources, making it difficult to trace the polymer back to its original use. The risk of cross-contamination between harmful substances and polymers destined for food and beverage packaging means that Food Grade recycled packaging is rare.
Our Coex products take a fresh approach to recycled packaging, using multilayer technology to bring the benefits of PCR to the food industry.
The co-extruded manufacturing process allows the bottle to be constructed using three layers; a central core of recycled plastic is sandwiched between inner and outer layers of virgin plastic, which means that the layer in direct contact with the contents is guaranteed to be food grade.
Quality and Consistency
Coextruded products also offer a more consistent finish colour than standard PCR as the outer layer is also made from virgin plastic.
Our PCR bottles and Jerry Cans are made in the UK reducing the transport carbon footprint to a minimum.
Coex bottles are a great eco-friendly packaging solution for all goods, including food and beverages.
Why use PCR packaging?
Closing the loop on plastic packaging
Remanufacturing products using recycled plastic is more sustainable, because it feeds plastic back into the system, helping us move towards a more circular economy.
Maximum use from Finite Resources
Plastics are made from petroleum. Recycling and remanufacturing multiple times enables us to fully utilise this resource. It makes sense ecologically and economically to use the planet's raw materials for as long as possible.
All of our PCR products are recyclable so they can be fed back into the system, reducing landfill waste.
Lower carbon footprint
The carbon footprint of a PCR product is typically 60% lower than virgin plastic. This is because PCR uses less energy than extracting raw materials, even when the collection, recycling and remanufacturing processes are factored in.
Plastic packaging tax (PPT)
The UK's plastic packaging tax is part of a wider global trend toward environmental taxes. The EU recently introduced the Plastic Pollution Act EPR levy and in 2018 China banned plastic waste imports. Recycled packaging helps to address the issue of plastic waste so it is exempt from PPT charges.
Sustainability is on the radar of consumers and businesses so choosing products that deliver in a more sustainable way makes market sense as well as environmental sense.
Our PCR range includes Buckets, Bottles and Jerry Cans
- 5L Natural 30% PCR Jerry Can 125gOut of Stock - Available for BackorderLog In or Register to view pricing£119,998.80
- 5L White 30% PCR Jerry Can 125gIn stock - 11128 RemainingLog In or Register to view pricing£119,998.80
- 500 ML Cylindrical 30% PCR BottleIn stock - 1401 RemainingLog In or Register to view pricing£119,998.80
- 3L 70% PCR Grey Round Bucket with Plastic HandleOut of Stock - Available for BackorderLog In or Register to view pricing£119,998.80
- 5.6L 70% PCR Grey Round Bucket with Plastic HandleIn stock - 1159 RemainingLog In or Register to view pricing£119,998.80
- 11L 70% PCR Grey Round Bucket with Plastic HandleIn stock - 917 RemainingLog In or Register to view pricing£119,998.80
- 16L 70% PCR Grey Round Bucket with Wire HandleIn stock - 997 RemainingLog In or Register to view pricing£119,998.80