Here at Shepherd Thermoforming, we have always strived to do whatever we can to reduce our carbon footprint and waste where applicable.
As such, we make a considerable effort to promote recycled plastics wherever possible. All clients are given the option of using recycled PET (polyethylene terephthalate) which is essentially made up of 100% post-consumer-recycled products such as water bottles.
This means that our incoming RPET will allow you to have your custom plastic packaging and products made entirely of contents from the blue box collection programs at no added cost to our clients! In 2016, Shepherd Thermoforming processed close to 4,000,000 lb of RPET which is equivalent to roughly 43,000,000 recycled water bottles!
We were early adopters of the RPET program and will continue to do our part in reusing and recycling plastic materials in our manufacturing efforts.