ONYA rPET Backpacks. Tree of Life

What makes Onya rPET backpack so good?

 

Colourful and attractive with unique designs, Onya Backpacks are made from rPET (Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate) material, which is what you get when you recycle plastic drink bottles into fibre. In fact, each backpack is made from up to 10 plastic bottles!

Strong, durable, but lightweight, our backpack stuffs down into a keyring sized pouch when not in use.

With each backpack weighing in at just 90 grams (0.19lb), they make the perfect travel companion or for posting as a gift.

Our backpacks feature padded adjustable shoulder straps, carry handle, headphone jack port as well as a front pocket to store smaller items.

When the backpack is in use, the empty stuffing pouch hangs inside the central storage section and can be used to keep keys, sunglasses or smaller items so they are easily accessible.

Our backpacks are also super comfortable to wear. Although when using your backpack for the first time, the material can feel a little stiff, with regular use you will find the material softens up and becomes more pliable over time which increases the wearable comfort for the user.

Keeping our backpacks clean is easy and we recommend a gentle handwash in warm (40C / 104F) water and simply line dry in the shade.

We are proud to produce a backpack that is not only lovely to look at and comfortable to use, but is sustainably produced using recycled materials reducing carbon emissions over virgin materials and is responsibly made using a labour force that is paid a living wage and have fair and safe working conditions.

Features:

  • Comfortable, easily adjustable shoulder straps
  • Practical handle
  • Simple zip up closure
  • Mobile/iPod/Radio innovatively stows inside pouch when bag is in use
  • Direct headphone porthole
  • Ultimate lightweight (90g)
  • Useful front pocket
  • Measures 12cm deep x 28cm across x 42cm high/4.7in deep x 11in across x 16.5 high
  • Holds up to 4kg/8.8lb
  • Made from up to 10 plastic bottles
  • 12 month Manufacturers Warranty

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£18.95

5 in stock

Description

RPET is the short name often used for recycled polyethylene tetraphyte (PET). It is the world’s fourth most common plastic resin, used in everything from food packaging, clothing and Stem backpacks. When you see the word ‘RPET’ it simply means that the PET in the product you’re looking at should come from a recycled, pre-existing source. Without getting too technical, every plastic you have ever used will have started its life from a specific polymer. For instance, the plastic in your PVC milk bottle will have been created using a different polymer than your PET water bottle.

In short, RPET takes plastic that has already been created, usually plastic bottles, and chops the bottles into tiny flakes. These flakes are then melted to separate the core PET ingredient inside of the bottle. This PET can then be used to make anything from a sweater, Stem backpack or even another plastic bottle. Not only is up to 50% less energy used than making PET from scratch, but by using existing bottles already created, it ensures these bottles don’t end up in landfill. It also means we can leave the planet as it is, rather than obtaining the core ingredient via the highly damaging process of crude oil primary extraction, we instead make use of a product in abundance that may otherwise have directly contributed to landfill, polluting our oceans, harming marine life and entering the food chain.