Contributing to a circular economy and the usage of the recyclate
In recent years, the important topic of sustainability gets a more prominent role within society. When setting national and European environmental targets, the focus has shifted towards a circular economy in which plastics are no longer regarded as waste but a raw material. There we see that the infrastructure for collection and sorting of plastic waste streams evolved rapidly.
Reducing the carbon footprint
An important indicator for sustainability is society’s carbon footprint. Reducing the carbon footprint positively affects the continuity of our world, which makes it an important topic. The big challenge for the future will be to find solutions for the exhaustion of fossil raw materials, to save energy and to reduce waste. Corporations have translated these goals into their Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability policy. The way to accomplish the targets for sustainability, is a well-considered usage of raw materials, a solid waste management and where possible the recycling of primary raw materials.
Design for Recycling
The starting process of plastic recycling is not the collection of plastic scraps, but when developing new products. Thinking about the recycling process during this stage increases the likelihood to preserve the used raw materials. For this reason, the phenomenon ‘Design for Recycling’ plays a crucial role during the transition towards a more circular economy. Products and packaging exist since they serve a purpose, for example the preservability of food. Complex food contact packaging exists to extend the preservability of its’ product. This is important for optimizing the food chain, but the possibilities concerning recycling these products are limited.
We see it as a challenge to find the optimal fit between the functionality of product packaging and its’ possibilities to be recycled at the end of the life cycle.
Recycling of plastic scraps
Offering plastic scraps for the purpose of recycling is the first step towards a more sustainable usage of raw materials. Using sustainable raw materials in the production process directly results in decreasing the carbon footprint. So, your company helps realizing the national and international targets focusing on recyclates and related pledges.
With our knowledge and experience in the field of recycling plastic scraps and as a distributor of sustainable raw materials, Morssinkhof – Rymoplast is able to provide advice for recycling issues. Our solutions help in an economical way to optimize the reuse of raw materials, minimizing the energy consumption, and decreasing the carbon footprint. The products and services offered by Morssinkhof – Rymoplast are supported by certificates, Life Cycle Analysis and studies of well-established research facilities.