HLP, Plastics and the Environment

Plastic packaging has a positive effect on the environment in many ways, new research and methods to recycle the material are allowing us to use plastics in a way that contributes positively towards our environment, if we take a closer at plastics and the ways it can be recycled, we find out that plastic makes a positive contribution to saving resources and reducing carbon emissions.

How HLP Klearfold contribute

Here are HLP we truly take responsibility and carry out the research so we can positively contribute to the environment and find ways we can be eco-friendlier.


We use a range of ‘PET’ material which is the most widely recycled plastic in the world. APET, RPET and Bio-PET are the most recyclable materials that we use here at HLP Klearfold. Our RPET material is made with 30% post-consumer recycled content and up to 30% of our bio-PET material is derived from plant-based sources. PET can also be recycled multiple times before it becomes unusable.

Click here to view a detailed description of all our materials

Carbon footprint

In our UK office, we offer a digital 3D revolving illustration of your packaging with the agreed design on. This shows you what your packaging will look like without using raw materials and transportation.


We use solar panels and wind turbines to help power our factories in china and plan to expand those onto other usages of energy saving in the future. We are always taking time to research so we can find more ways to become greener and help the environment. Here at HLP we encourage clean packaging and eliminate packaging wastage while maximising the reuse value of the materials throughout the recycling process.

How PET plastic is recycled

Below is a general diagram of how PET Plastics are recycled. The process may vary with different plants.

Plastics which are made from the material PET are easy to recycle because the polymer chain breaks down at such a low temperature this also makes it a much faster process too.

How recycling plastic contributes to the environment

By recycling plastic, it will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and will decrease the amount of pollution in the air and water. Recycling PET plastics uses around two-thirds less energy than traditional manufacturing meaning that we use less sources such as burning fossil fuels. Recycling PET plastics also means requiring fewer raw materials and less energy when producing new plastic products. The energy consumption per volume of a PET bottle is around about 1.4 MJ/Litre, which is significantly less than other materials such as glass. Recycling PET will help reduce raw materials, dependency on oil and gas and will also reduce landfill waste.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our packaging or how we contribute to the environment.

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