Plastic recycling is important to conserve our resources, which are partly finite. Recycling is nothing else than reusing waste, here in particular plastics. Since plastics often consist of several compounds that cannot be recycled by nature on its own, this has to be done by specialized companies. Protection of the environment as well as efficient recycling for a high-quality, recyclable product are the top priorities.
Plastics are used in a wide variety of industries. This always produces waste, which must be introduced into a raw material cycle and thus plastic recycling can take place. For this purpose, waste is collected, sorted, shredded and ground. This is mainly the case in the industrial sector. Plastics that are used for consumers are often collected at landfills or incinerated.
All our products are part of a cycle and are reprocessed at the end of their respective life cycles. The material chips generated in the production process are collected and re-compressed. If the product has reached the end of its life cycle at some point, there are two options:
Continuous development of the processes and testing in our in-house laboratory is an important process in order to maintain consistent quality and produce high quality products (regranulate, regrind).
The answer to this is simple: on the one hand, the availability of recycled material depends to a large extent on how many products have been added to the market that can be recycled. This number fluctuates and therefore – still – a steady and guaranteed amount of recycled raw material is not always guaranteed.
On the other hand, there are also applications in which the material composition must be 100 % known – in other words, it must be clear what is inside the material. This is not always comprehensible with recycled material that comes from all over the world. One example is the food industry. If the plastic is in direct contact with food to be consumed, it must be known which components are contained in the plastic. Of course, these must not be substances that are hazardous to health.
To help our customers identify our 100% recycled material products, we have marked them with an appropriate logo.
This logo is an invention of LuxTek and is only used by us for products where it is ensured that all plastic parts consist of 100 % recycled plastics. For this purpose, we ask the material suppliers and manufacturers to provide us with appropriate proofs and we also check them on a regular basis. Other parts that are not made of plastic can also be made of recycled materials, but they do not have to be. Accordingly, our logo does not refer to other materials.
If you would like to learn more about Luxtek and our ideas and thoughts on sustainability, we invite you to take a look at our “Vision”.