Drinkworks pods are made from PET plastic and can be re-used through the mail-back program with Loop Industries.
Here’s how the current program works. After finishing a Drinkworks beverage, place the empty used pod into the Drinkworks x Loop Recycling Bag. Every order contains one bag and each bag can hold up to 30 pods. Once the bag is full, consumers simply place it in the mail: shipping’s already paid for.
Once the Pods arrive at Loop Industries facilities, the upcycling process begins. Loop Industries uses a patented depolymerization process to break the PET plastic down to its monomer level - Dimethyl Terephthalate (DMT) and Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) – using low heat and no pressure. The monomers are then purified through the removal of all coloring, additives, and organic or inorganic impurities. From there, the DMT and MEG are polymerized into virgin-quality PET resin and fiber.