What is bio-based material?
Until now, the vast majority of polypropylene granulate has been made from fossil-based raw materials (petroleum). But more and more alternatives of more sustainable origin are available. For example, bio-based material is made from tall oil or rapeseed oil, amongst others, which can be used to make new polypropylene. By avoiding the use of petroleum to do this, we achieve a great reduction in CO2.

Alternative: Chemically recycled material
At the moment, we predominantly offer Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) material for the non-food market. Because this material comes from many sources and is processed into new granulate, it does not meet legal requirements for use as packaging material in the food industry. To realise this, the material must be broken down to molecular level, or: chemically recycled. By recycling this material accordingly, all contaminant substances are removed from the raw material, and chemically recycled material can also be used in the food industry.

Although this is not the end of the line, Dijkstra Plastics is proud to be able to collaborate on these projects that lay the foundation for the future. In collaboration with you, we want to make the packaging industry circular as well as sustainable.

Interested?
Curious about your options? Contact our sales team to discuss the options. Call +31 53 572 38 84 or send an email with your query and contact details to info@rdplastics.nl.


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