USA – US-based manufacturer and marketer of plastic packaging products, Berry Global has introduced Vita Round, a reusable drinking bottle intended to replace single-use bottles.

The new Vita Round 500ml is produced in high-quality Tritan, a special copolyester that combines the highest clarity, equivalent to glass, with being almost unbreakable.

It is dishwasher safe and able to retain its gloss even after frequent cycles in the machine. This makes the bottle ideal as a long-term reusable solution for consumers wanting to drink while on the move.

“To enable customers to personalize the bottle to specific branding requirements, the Vita Round is suitable for high-quality printing and is available with a choice of standard caps in a wide variety of colors,” notes Berry Global in a statement.

“It can be ordered by the pallet with minimum quantities of 1240pcs, making it an excellent choice for an employee or customer gift.”

Berry also offers accompanying Tritan glasses, further expanding and enhancing the use of the bottle.

In addition, the company is able to create customized Tritan products to help companies develop high-quality and versatile multiuse packaging solutions that support their sustainability objectives.

The move comes after 8 states in the USA imposes a ban on single-use plastics. California became the first state to sign the ‘most stringent plastic polluter-pays law.’

The country aims to phase out single-use plastics products in national parks and other public lands by 2032.

The U.S. Interior Department had earlier issued order to reduce the procurement, sale, and distribution of such products and packaging on more than 480 million acres of public lands, and to identify more sustainable alternatives like compostable or biodegradable materials.

The measure would help to reduce the more than 14 million tons of plastic that end up in the ocean every year.

Under the order, single-use plastic products refer to items that are disposed of immediately after use, like plastic and polystyrene food and beverage containers, bottles, straws, cups, cutlery and disposable plastic bags.

The move is expected to reduce plastic waste that ends up in oceans and landfills in the USA, which is one of the world’s largest producers of plastic waste.

The amount of recycled plastic is still low. According to estimations in a report from environmental groups Last Beach Clean Up and Beyond Plastics, the country’s recycling rate fell to between 5% and 6% last year.

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