ST-REMY CSR NEWS
We are delighted to share that we have moved from PET to Recycled PET plastic in three of our key formats, reducing our CO2 emissions per bottle by 29%.
Our 50cl St-Rémy XO and VSOP bottles and 1.75l St-Rémy VSOP were our only plastic offerings, and they have made the move to RPET (Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate), which is not only 100% recycled but also 100% recyclable plastic.
With this transfer to RPET, we will emit 29% less CO2, and use a third less water and energy than with plastic bottles made with the traditional PET. Our packaging will rightly celebrate this change, with “this bottle is made from 100% recycled plastic” displayed in a green icon on the new bottles. The move to non-virgin plastic when producing these new bottles will save nearly 50 tons of virgin plastic and almost 100 tons of CO2 every year.
Plastic waste has become a global issue; 303 million tons of virgin plastic are produced each year. We feel it is crucial these numbers begin to decrease, and St-Rémy is proud to be amongst the global brands championing this. Ensuring plastic products are recyclable makes it easier for our consumers to consume sustainably and by recycling your bottles, you are in turn giving more options for brands like us to create our products from non-virgin materials.