Sustainability

Since its inception, Dijkstra Plastics has been using 100% recyclable polypropylene. But with the increasing need for sustainability and circularity, more is needed. Not only must the raw material be recyclable, but it must also be used reused or recycled!

And we like to actively work and think about this in the chain of the (plastic) packaging industry. We do this through, among other things, the Plastic Pact NL and the European Plastics Pact. To use recycled material more widely, we are happy to inform you about the possibilities. Many of our packaging is already available in recycled plastic. Due to the properties of this material, this can currently be used in almost any application in which food safety is not a factor. So that’s in the non-food market. The sustainable solution you are looking for is already closer than you think!

If necessary, we are happy to start a test process in which we look at which factors need extra attention. Guaranteeing our standard of quality and keeping our climate at the forefront. In this way, we like to contribute to a sustainable environment as well as to our sustainable relationships.

Because this recycled material has been used by us for years, we are familiar with its properties and applications. And if a new situation arises, we are happy to look at this so that these sustainable solutions made of recycled plastic are used more and more widely. In this way, we ensure that sustainable relationships grow into solutions that are good for the market and the environment.

Recycled material

PCR (Post Consumer Resin) is polypropylene made from used plastic packaging material from European consumers and businesses. This material was collected after use through existing waste and collection systems. After this collection, this flow is further processed into polypropylene granules at recycling companies by sorting, separating and washing. We can use these recycled granules again in our production processes. In this way, we increase our impact on the world of packaging while reducing the impact of our packaging on the world!

PCR material is plastic waste that is mechanically separated and sorted by colour. As a result, the available colors are limited. For example, we offer 3 standard colors of gray. Other colours are also possible with larger purchases about which we would like to tell you more.

Developments

Due to the growing experience with this type of material, the material properties are continuously improved.  As with virgin polypropylene, the raw material is supplied according to pre-agreed specifications. Not only the color but also the power of the material is predetermined. Because PP is available in different variants, such as stronger UN material or more flexible frozen material, recycled material always becomes a mix of these variants. At the moment, the available PCR is not always as suitable as a bracket or lid. To ensure that we use as much recycled material as possible without loss of quality, the buckets of 100% PCR are made, but the brackets and lids are not yet available. However, these are available in the same color as the PCR buckets.

Examples

 

 

Advantages

  • 100% recycled plastic waste as a raw material
  • Up to 90% less CO2 emissions compared to the bucket produced from virgin material.
  • Not dependent on raw material price ICIS
  • Fully personalized through In Mould Labelling

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Check out our PCR range here. Can’t find what you need or looking for something special? Feel free to contact us for the endless possibilities of PCR!

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