All of our bags are made from recycled cargo strapping. The cargo strapping we use to make each Bundubag, is made from PET.
PET stands for polyethylene terephthalate, a plastic resin and a form of polyester. PET is the type of plastic labeled with the #1 code on or near the bottom of bottles and containers and is commonly used to carry soft drinks, water, juice, peanut butter, salad dressings, oil, cosmetics and household cleaners. Manufacturers use PET plastic to package products because of its strength, thermo-stability and transparency. Customers choose PET because it is inexpensive, lightweight, resealable, shatter-resistant and recyclable. After consumer recyclables have been collected and sorted by type at recycling centres , PET products are crushed , pressed into bales , shredded , and refined into PET flakes .
These flakes are then cleaned and bleached and transformed into the raw materials that innovative companies turn into new products. One of the products is cargo strapping, which is spun into long strips. One of our beach bags for examples, uses the equivalent of 6 to 8 pieces of 1.5L PET bottle , so more PET recycled bags means less waste in our daily life .