However, we are aware that the large-scale application of these materials comes with disadvantages attached. The use of primary fossil raw materials puts pressure on the environment. Valuable raw materials are lost with it because recycling percentages are not high enough yet and the spread of plastic litter and micro-plastics is a source of growing concern to everyone.

Plastic Pact NL is one of the Dutch government’s priorities within the framework of the Raw Materials Agreement and the Circular Economy Implementation Programme. This Plastic Pact focuses on closing the cycle of single-use plastic products and packaging. In addition to the Dutch government, participating parties include supermarkets, manufacturers of plastics and packaging, environmental organisations, recycling companies and many other organisations.

We have decided to join this initiative and to actively contribute to the realisation of the objectives formulated in the Plastic Pact. Similar initiatives have been launched or are currently being developed in other countries. The main objective of these programmes is to close the cycle of single-use plastic products and packaging.


08-04-2021

New: More energy efficient injection moulding machine

Last week we welcomed our new BMB injection moulding machine to our machinery. After assembling and preparing in Italy, everything is now being prepared to reinforce and modernise our current machinery in Haaksbergen.

News 19-03-2021

BRC AA status again awarded to Dijkstra Plastics

Subsequent to our recent audit, which was carried out in line with the BRC Packaging Standard, we have once again been awarded the highest attainable AA status for both our locations, at Almelo and Haaksbergen. We’re extremely proud to announce this news, and are very much looking forward to when circumstances in relation to the coronavirus once again permit us to welcome visitors to our wonderful factories.

Events 03-03-2021

Day 5: The future of packaging

We all know a dramatic shift must take place in the world due to the climate issue. In 30 years’ time we will no longer be using crude oil as the basis for plastic packaging. Remy is telling us more about the future of packaging industries.

Events 02-03-2021

Day 4: Endless possibilities In Mould Labelling Technology

Today Joram is telling us more about In-Mould Labeling Technology (IML). What does IML stand for, how is it made and what are the solutions within IML?

Events 01-03-2021

Day 3: Technology for a 100% recycled packaging

Dijkstra Plastics has a very innovative solution for sustainable packaging in non-food industries. Buckets made of 100% recycled plastic waste! Very interesting for companies who want to lower their footprint and be part of a sustainable mission.

Events 26-02-2021

Day 2:How customization works

Marcel is Area Sales Manager at Dijkstra Plastics and shares how customization works within our company. The collaboration with our customer is key within this process.

Events 25-02-2021

Day 1: At Dijkstra Plastics

Lisa grew up with Dijkstra Plastics and will tell us more about the beginning of the company, the culture, and how it has grown through the years. She will kick off this event. Let’s see what she has to say.

News 05-02-2021

Local circular economy

Veolia Polymers, Dijkstra Plastics and Koninklijke Van Wijhe Verf tail the circular economy a little closer with she paint bucket of 100% recycled plastic. With this paint bucket they show that circularity works: as long as you give it a chance and keep working on it together.

News 11-12-2020

Reusable packaging bucket with folding lid

With the launch of our new Christmas film "What a year', we would also like to put one of the packaging buckets from this film in the spotlight. The rectangular packaging bucket (model: 17 GL RH) can be seen several times. This bucket is of course available with a regular lid but can also be equipped with a so-called folding lid. This allows part of the lid to be folded open. Watch the Christmas movie or read more about this packaging below.

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