Repurposing Plastic Bottles into Sustainable recycled Wallcovering products
Is it really possible? Recycling PET bottles and turning these into quality substrates that perform well? Yes, it does.. and it has a great earth friendly story to tell.
But how does this actually works?
Plastic bottles are made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and are collected through recycling programs around the world.
The plastic bottles are ground up into a powder and then the recycled polyester (often called rPET) is recast into strong fibers that are used to create the wallcovering base.
But why exactly is rPET considered more sustainable?
- It saves energy. The energy needed to make the rPET is less than what is needed to make virgin polyester fibers.
- The bottles and other plastics are not ending up in landfill.
So, if you are looking for a sustainable print substrate and you are able to tell that it helped plastic water bottles from ending up in a landfill or even the ocean, people will be even happier! And who doesn’t want to be happy?
rPET substrates at Substrate Bank
Meet Terralon, a digitally printable wallcovering substrate from DreamScape.
One of the most impressive and exciting aspects of Terralon is the fact that 31% of its total weight is made from post consumer recycled polyester (rPET). So quite literally, Dreamscape Terralon is repurposing these bottles into beautiful wallcoverings