rPET recycled plastic packaging

Customer demand for sustainable food packaging is ever increasing. Plastic food packaging is often demonised, yet in reality it remains a popular solution which is practical and often economical compared with alternatives. 

We believe plastic packaging still has its place in the foodservice industry.  The right products can form part of a circular economy – where they are collected and recycled.  With this in mind, Celebration are working to develop our range of packaging made from rPET recycled plastic. 

Clear Plastic Salad Container

Recycled plastic vs virgin plastic


Polyethylene Terephthalate or PET is the most commonly use plastic and much of our disposable packaging for cold food and drink is made from PET.  Its perfect for food packaging as it is strong, lightweight and shatterproof. 

 PET is easily recycled.  Recycling of the plastic leads to around 60% energy savings and more than 70% lower carbon dioxide emissions compared to manufacture using virgin plastics.


Plastic Recycling Process


Plastic packaging goes through the recycling process so it can be converted into new rPET plastic products.

PET is first cut into small pieces which are then cleaned. The pieces are then changed into pellets, which are then used to manufacture new products.

As a 100% recyclable material, PET has the potential to achieve a 100% circular economy model.

Celebration currently stock recycled plastic cold drink cups and salad containers. 

We can also offer custom packaging in special shapes, sizes and branded options are available – subject to tooling charges.

RPET Hinged Salad Containers

Made from clear recycled PET plastic, the style and clarity of these containers make them ideal for optimising food presentation. These sturdy food containers have a hinged lid that snaps on to the moulded base creating a secure seal, assiting safe transportation of the prepared food. Designed to be stackable to maximise shelf space. Available in a range of sizes from 150mm to 2000ml capacities – they are ideal for packaging a multitude of cold foods to go. Great for salads, desserts and cakes. 

Please email or call us for wholesale pricing.  You can also buy now on packagingfood2go.co.uk

RPET Cold Drink Cups

Recycled Plastic Cups are available in 9, 12 & 16 fl oz capacities. A variety of lid styles are available including flat, flat straw slot and domed lids with or without a straw hole. Please email or call us for wholesale pricing.  You can also buy now on packagingfood2go.co.uk

RPET Round Bowls and PET Lids

Black or clear RPET (recycled) plastic bowls & lids provide optimum presentation for cold food-to-go. Two sizes available, 500ml bowls for single servings & 1000ml bowls for sharing portions. Crystal clear domed lids enable food to be viewed & provide a large flat surface for labelling. Plastic lids “snap on” to the bases for a secure leak-free seal to promote freshness and safe transportation.

Please email or call us for wholesale pricing.  You can also buy now on packagingfood2go.co.uk

Like to know more? Please contact us.