PET is made out of ethylene and paraxylene. Their derivatives (ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid) are made to react at high temperature and high pressure to obtain amorphous PET. The resin is then crystallised and polymerised to increase its molecular weight and its viscosity. The resulting resin is the raw material used to make containers.The PET container is transparent, rigid container used to package bottled water, carbonated soft drinks (CSD’s), sports drinks, water, household cleaners and food trays. It is a popular package for food and non-food products.PET is tough, resilient and lends itself to recycling. Facilitation of recycling has become international best practice for plastic bottle manufacturers. A distinctive recycling logo is stamped onto the base of the material. This shows that the manufacturer has demonstrated sensitivity to environmental concerns by creating packaging products that lend themselves to recovery and recycling. In markets with high levels of environmental awareness, shoppers regard such identification as reassurance that they are buying products manufactured by socially responsible business
Sustainability In Practice
BariQ was founded in 2012 as available means for making full use of materials that would previously have been considered waste and therefore discarded in landfills.Several years head of the industry and consumer recycling trend, BariQ team recognized the environmental value of reclaiming HDPE and PET plastic
BariQ is committed to sustainability in practice by striving for recycling materials for the manufacturing of new bottles, supplies material to many leading consumer packaged goods companies to make a wide range of new bottles, produces recycled plastic material that is used in both food grade and non-food grade bottles for consumer and industrial markets.
BariQ product QPET became a popular material for recycle consumer products because of its durability and convenience.
Unfortunately, the broad implications of this expanding demand has created the need for visionary leadership within the plastic recycling industry because the improper disposal of plastic leads to negative environmental issues. BariQ met this challenge by incorporating sustainability In our business cycle as a constant in BariQ's business development.
·Pioneering Businesses for Sustainable Development Contest
In 2015, BariQ participated in the Pioneering Businesses for Sustainable Development Contest organized by the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) in collaboration with the Confederation of Danish Industry. The latter is recognized as one of the leading global industrial bodies concerned with the sustainable development & CSR.
In this year’s contest, 193 SMEs & large Egyptian & multinational companies participated and BariQ was one of 30 companies that were awarded for their completed projects throughout the year concerned with the environment, CSR & workplace environment.
This comes as recognition of the efforts done by BariQ as a member of a green industry that prioritizes healthy conditions for workers and operating with minimum impact on the environment. In order to maximize resources, reuse waste and have a more sustainable and healthier work environment, while at the same time complying with all national & international laws, regulations & legislations
New Products from Recycled Plastic
BariQ team started categorizing all its waste while closely monitoring market trends and expenses.These figures ultimately made the case for establishing new Waste Recovery Unit (WRU).
The WRU enables the company to use so-called slow-moving waste items by converting them into non- food grade products. Alongside BariQ’s Food-grade PET products, these new items can help the company penetrate new markets by offering a more diversified product mix,moreover the WRU will provide two new sources of raw materials for the existing PET production lines via reworking both generated waste relieving pressure.
Water is an essential part of the recycling process, yet it presents unique challenges During processing, water is contaminated and must be treated before it can be reused BariQ treats the water used during production and then reuses it . As responsible stewards of the community, BariQ also treats the water it sends back to the community
Recycle to Save Energy
Recycling a pound of PET saves approx. 12,000 BTU's of heat energy
Producing new plastic products from recycled materials uses two-thirds less energy than is required to make products from raw (virgin) materials
When recycled material is substituted for virgin material, greenhouse gas emissions are reduced For every tonne of rPET used, over 1.5 tonnes of CO2 is saved
rPET reduces the amount of energy needed for manufacture compared to virgin resin, offering a saving in electricity costs
Using rPET could present a means of managing fluctuating resin costs and save foreign currency from buying the material from abroad
ensure constant year round supply and on time delivery
Packaging products in rPET is possible without compromising performance, physical properties, storage stability or visual appeal
rPET found to be a more forgiving processing material than virgin PET, making set-up and running easier