DIRTY PLASTICS COLLECTION SERVICE DIVERTS WASTE FROM LANDFILL

Date: 2016-05-26

Whilst the use of post-consumer resin (PCR) might not always be sensible for applications which require higher purity and quality, using PCRs for specific applications or accessories in industrial packaging can deliver a range of benefits, from cost savings to reducing landfill waste.

Minimal Environmental Impact

“Greif strives to deliver the best packaging and services with the least environmental impact. We have been collecting dirty plastics which cannot be used for re-conditioning for over 20 years and we are constantly looking for new ways of using post-consumer resins”, comments Luca Bettoni, Greif’s IBC and Plastic Product Manager.

He adds: “Scrapped and re-extruded plastic is used for a variety of purposes in our network, from production of plastic pallets to IBC accessories which don’t get in contact with product. We offer the complete loop of collecting dirty plastics and are always working on finding new ways of using post-consumer resin, such as multi-layer technology for our drums and IBC production”.

 

Key benefits:

  • Helps avoid the further depletion of fossil fuels.
  • PCR plastic offers advanced resistance to stress cracking.
  • Less energy and water is required to produce PCR plastic than new plastic

To find out more about our complete PCR product range, please email Plastic and IBC Product Manager Luca Bettoni.

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