What is PCR?

Single use, throw away plastic is a huge problem all over the planet. We’ve all seen the shocking videos of the plastic floating in the sea and the damage it causes. This is why solutions are constantly being sought to stop the throw-away culture and either re-use or re-cycle.

PCR stands for Post Consumer Recycled. PCR is a raw material that comes from plastic packaging that has already been used by consumers, organisations and businesses. It is ground into granules and manufactured into its next form. In our case it is non food use buckets.
As no fossil raw materials are used in the manufacture of PCR material the CO2 emissions during production are reduced by up to 90%, which translates into enormous gains in the achievement of global sustainability goals.

PCR buckets are only suitable for non-food sectors. Due to strict food safety requirements we are unable to supply the food industry with PCR. There is a risk of migration (the transfer of substances from packaging to packaged goods) and therefore any recycled polypropylene plastic is yet to be approved for use in food packaging. Solutions are being sought in order to develop and eventually use buckets made from sustainable raw materials in the food industry.

We have an exciting new range of PCR buckets in round, rectangle and square in sizes ranging from 2.5 litre up to 20.5 litre. If you need a size we don’t currently supply in PCR please get in touch to see if we can produce your current bucket in PCR. We can currently supply 6 colours in PCR plastic, light grey, medium grey, dark grey, black, cappuccino and green. There is the possibility of more and especially lighter colours becoming available in the future.

PCR Black 12 Litre Rectangle Bucket