Plastic packaging and sustainability — there is no contradiction. If plastic is correctly separated after use, it is ideal for recycling. The old plastics can be turned into new plastics if processed correctly by being separated, sorted, and put through a regrind process.
Thanks to a high quality recycling process, our packaging is now available from post-consumer recycled material, whether it is a yogurt cup, shampoo bottle, or another type of household plastic waste.
Post-industrial recyclate (PIR), on the other hand, is made from leftovers from the plastics industry, such as punching remnants or defective batches. These materials are easy to recycle as they are single-grade and largely uncontaminated. Wherever PCR is not available or a special material purity is required, PIR offers a viable alternative to virgin material.
Plastic is everywhere these days. It keeps food fresh, ensures clean cosmetics or protects sensitive products from damage on their way to the consumer. As longs as plastic is recycled properly, it can be recycled and turned into new products more than once!
In order to protect the environment, used plastic packaging must be kept in a closed material cycle by recycling. In this way, the use of fossil resources can be reduced and plastic waste can be avoided. And the environment benefits twice over. Because efficient recycling helps to protect our planet sustainably — and we want to contribute to this.
For decades we have been collecting all our production waste in order to recycle it. In the meantime we have optimized this process to such an extent that our internal recycling rate is almost 100%. But this is not the only thing. We offer most of our products, in addition to other sustainable raw material alternatives such as sugarcane, also from used plastic or recycled material. To make "from waste to value" a reality, we breathe new life into used plastic.
The starting raw material for the post-consumer recycling consists of packaging waste that has been recycled by the consumer.
There are different standards worldwide for the collection of used plastics. It is therefore possible that the processed recycled material will exhibit color differences, depending on the process used or degree of sorting. Country-specific factors also play a role here. Darker material is produced, for example, when all plastic waste in the yellow sack or bin is taken for further processing into recycled material.
The use of recycled material for the production of packaging material reduces the use of fossil raw materials and lowers the energy demand at the same time. For example, twice as much energy is required to produce standard PET compared to recycling. In addition, there are 75% fewer CO2 emissions in comparison to the use of conventional granulate.
The recycled plastic is just as robust as new plastic! This means that our recycled packaging protects your products just as reliably as a comparable solution made of regular plastic.
Products made from PCR differ somewhat from their counterparts made from virgin material. For example, small visible inclusions may be present. Nevertheless, our PCR packaging naturally meets all requirements placed on it. In other words: It gives your products all-round protection. Order your personalized PCR-sample now and see for yourself!
We also offer our PCR products in a range of standard colors. Depending on the recycled material, the colors may differ slightly. Want to combine your corporate design with our sustainable packaging made from recycled material? We will find the ideal solution for you – just ask us!
Want to give your product the “personal touch”? Or let your customers know that they’re getting sustainably packaged goods? No problem! Because our PCR products are just as printable as those made from virgin material.
Pro tip: Our products made from PCR can be cross-assembled with those made from virgin material. How is this possible? Quite easily, actually. For example, you can simply combine a transparent outer part with an inner part made of PCR. This is only possible if both parts are made of the same raw material, such as PP PCR with PP. Furthermore, this approach ensures that you’re not totally reliant on PCR — while still letting you reduce your use of conventional plastic.
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