Research has proven that petainerKegs allow brewers and fillers to substantially reduce the environmental impact of their operations. petainer has built a strong reputation for improving the environmental footprint of PET packaging.
It was one of the first users of recycled resins and has done much to improve material efficiencies, with a high degree of competence in the design and development of lightweight containers. It continues to lead the industry with its continuing development of this fully recyclable family of lightweight one-way PET kegs.
petainerKegs are fully and easily recyclable, meeting all the essential requirements covered by EU regulations, including suitability for both mechanical and ‘energy from waste’ recycling. This ensures customers can choose the most appropriate methods and takes account of local conditions. PET is one of the easiest and simplest plastics to recycle. petainerKegs, once safely de-pressurized, can be disposed of in the same way as any other PET packaging. No special arrangements need to be made.
The major components of the fittings are also fully recyclable and can be placed in the normal dry recyclables or plastics recovery channels, where systems and facilities exist. petainer believes that the very essence of sustainability lies in supporting its customers’ brands, throughout the total supply and disposability chain, to economically reduce their global and local environmental footprints whilst providing a strong commercial platform from which to drive sales. petainer can demonstrate that sustainability and recycling can drive commercial success and not be a cost burden.
It is committed to providing customers with all the support they need to evaluate the environmental and economic benefits of petainerKeg™ systems, including how best to optimize the value from the waste material.
Key Environmental Benefits
- Low material usage, compared to returnable metal kegs and other one-way kegs
- petainerKeg ™ lightweight construction reducing supply chain environmental impacts. 20-30 per cent more liquid can be transported on a single vehicle using the 20-liter petainerKeg™ than with a standard metal keg
- Significantly reduced water usage
- No hazardous or special waste from any cleaning process
- No return logistics and storage