Announcements

Job offersmore »





Tweeting Growers

Top 5 - yesterday

  • No news has been published yesterday.

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »




100% recyclable plant pots look to increase sustainability in horticulture

Pöppelmann blue is a new strategic Pöppelmann-wide initiative which brings together projects involved in a continuous recycling economy. Using this slogan, Pöppelmann TEKU is now presenting new plant pots made from PCR which are 100 percent recyclable, thus ensuring a closed material cycle. 


Ronald Vreugdenhil of Pöppelmann at IPM Essen 2018

Greater sustainability is an important issue in horticulture, too. After all, consumers are increasingly opting for environmentally friendly and climate change-mitigating products.


The PÖPPELMANN blue initiative relies on a closed material cycle: TEKU presents plant pots made from Pöppelmann PCR

New Pöppelmann PCR recycling material
The plant pots are made out of Pöppelmann PCR: pure post-consumer recycled plastic. In other words, the plastic used for this purpose is 100 percent recyclable and originates exclusively from Der Grüne Punkt (Green Dot, dual system in Germany). Once a plant is pulled out of a pot, the pot is then put back into the recycling system so that the plastic is available to be used again. 

With the PCR range, Pöppelmann TEKU closes the material cycle at the same stage of the value added chain. The new Pöppelmann PCR recycling material is used for the most common plant pots in the VCG and VCH series. Additional series are planned to follow soon.

Pöppelmann blue – Company-wide initiative
The new PCR plant pots are part of the Pöppelmann blue initiative. Under the banner, the plastics specialist brings together under this banner numerous projects across the business which are committed to a continuous recycling economy. 


For more information:
Arno Zerhusen 
Pöppelmann
Tel: +49 04442 982-1600

Publication date: 2/13/2018

 


 

Other news in this sector:

2/14/2018 "Try a more cosy relationship with your packaging supplier"
2/13/2018 A heart full of strawberries for lovers this Valentine's Day
2/13/2018 Green and versatile packaging system for fresh produce
2/8/2018 New packaging for vegetables exported from Guatemala to the US
2/8/2018 US (NH): New clamshell packaging to meet customer demand
2/6/2018 Reclosable packaging films
1/11/2018 New produce printing method uses food colouring
1/9/2018 Germany: Handheld inkjet
1/2/2018 "People consume about 40% more fruit if it's peeled and sliced"
1/2/2018 Modified atmosphere packaging for the retail market
12/22/2017 Three plants package TRIO is a hit for Hishtil
12/14/2017 Maximum protection and ventilation for the plants in transit and on display
12/8/2017 Delassus shows off new look for its snacking tomatoes
12/7/2017 Cool Port Packing Rotterdam set to give laser labelling Europe-wide boost
12/1/2017 Sunset launches new football-shaped packaging for snacking tomatoes
11/30/2017 US company files complaint to halt fresh produce imports using its patented packaging
11/28/2017 "Fruit in punnets or pots not a trend but a necessity"
11/28/2017 Italy: Packtin develops biodegradable packaging
11/27/2017 Gift packaging at Mac Fruit Attraction China
11/24/2017 Mann's Packing introduces new holiday packaging for winter