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RPET frozen food tray is an industry first.

The first thermoformed frozen food trays of recycled PET were just introduced by Associated Packaging Technologies (APT), Chadds Ford, Pa. The trays, developed for ConAgra Foods, Omaha, will use 30% to 40% post-consumer PET and will divert at least 8 million lb of plastic from landfills each year.

APT uses a proprietary process that cleans reclaimed PET for use in a blend with virgin CPET. Previously, only virgin CPET met FDA direct food-contact regulations. There are no performance tradeoffs with the RPET trays, according to APT. It plans to expand their use to its chilled and ready-meal lines.

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