Recyclate – the way to the circular economy

The resources of our raw materials are limited. That is why recycling raw materials is extremely desirable for resource conservation and environmental and climate protection. The longer a raw material can be kept in the cycle, the better it is for our environment.

Recycled material offers us new possibilities.

First of all, it should be explained that recyclate is an umbrella term and can be divided into the following raw materials: Regrind, Regranulate and Regenerate.

Recyclate is a so-called secondary raw material that is obtained by recycling plastic waste that has previously been disposed of at least once. These plastics, polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) or polyethylene terephthalate or better known as PET, are then used to manufacture new products. Recyclates are obtained in several production processes in which plastic parts are washed and melted. However, there is a distinction between industrial and household waste, the so-called consumer waste.

Probably the best-known application of recyclates is the production of PET bottles. Old bottles are processed into new bottles and a cycle is created. Only the rest, which cannot be recycled, is incinerated to generate energy. If the re-granulate is well reprocessed, there is hardly any qualitative difference compared to virgin material. Careful separation of waste and a high recycling rate are a basic requirement in the production process.

Together for a clean environment.

We have set ourselves the goal of pursuing a 0% waste policy in production. This means: zero granulate loss. As an environmentally conscious company in plastics production, we are aware of our responsibility. For decades, it has been very important to us not only to manufacture new products, but also to reuse used and damaged products. Under these conditions, we also use regranulate, which in some cases is used up to 100 % in the production of new plastic parts. We use it for the production of our buckets, tubs and boxes.

Our conclusion:

By using recyclate and striving for a good circular economy, the use of raw materials as well as CO2 emissions can be reduced. Whether industry or consumer – everyone can do their part to produce recyclate and thus ensure that the environment and resources are conserved.