At the IPM 2020 in Essen, Pöppelmann TEKU® is focusing on even more transparency regarding the recyclability of its plant pots: a 4-step model provides information on the exact origin and proportions of the material used and provides an overview of the recyclability of the articles.
4-step model makes recycling categories transparent
Almost every plant pot supplied by Pöppelmann TEKU® contains recycled plastic. The new TEKU® 4-step model now provides even more transparency: it now makes the various categories visible with regard to the product proportion and the origin of the material as well as its recyclability. TEKU® has already completely closed the material cycle for first-stage pots, "Circular360", from production to use and disposal to recycling. The post-consumer recycling plastic (PCR) used comes 100 percent from household collections of recyclable materials.
The 4-step model.
Products of the 2nd stage, "PCR Recyclable", are 100 percent recyclable. Their PCR plastic comes both from household plastic waste and from other suitable disposed plastic products, e.g. garden furniture. 'Recyclable' refers to the products of the 3rd stage. These products are manufactured from PCR, post-industrial recycling material (PIR) and/or virgin material. They are 100 percent recyclable. Stage 4, "Black", comprises products made from PIR and virgin material.
In addition to this, products in this category are not recyclable. The 4-stage model was developed as part of the PÖPPELMANN blue® initiative, with which the plastics specialist is committed to a closed material cycle throughout the company.
Visit the company at IPM Essen 2020: Booth 2D.31.