As a Mancunian (and Liam Gallagher fan) I am certainly familiar with the ‘term’ RKID … and whilst he sang to hundreds of thousands of fans last week, back in the world of promotional merchandise the buzz is all about RPET.

What’s RPET? First, we need to take a step back and define PET.

Polyethylene Terephthalate, more commonly known as PET, is one of the most common plastics used to make packaging such as plastic bottles and food containers.

Collected at the kerbside, post-consumer, single-use water bottles (and other virgin PET items) can be recycled – producing Recycled-PET.

As a result, we now see more and more items being produced from this recycled material which is commonly referred to as ‘RPET’.

To display these ‘eco-credentials’ we see references, tags and labels added to promotional products that often feature the outline of a water bottle with the letters RPET inside.


red notebook        blue backpack with focus on RPET tag on it                 red lanyard



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Porto A5 Notebook

RTrend PET Backpack

Tom RPET Lanyard