Warum wir uns am Kunststoffrecyclingwerk der HC Plastics beteiligen
Gemeinsam mit dem Recyclingspezialisten Hündgen hat die CLASSEN Gruppe ein neues Kunststoffrecyclingwerk eröffnet. Hier werden aus Kunststoffabfällen PP-Rezyklate für unsere CERAMIN® products.
Since November 2022, one of the most modern plants for plastics recycling in Germany has been located in Swisttal. Around 15,000 tonnes of plastic waste per year are processed here for further processing in industrial processes. By recycling packaging film made of polypropylene (PP), which was previously mainly incinerated, the Classen Group is setting new standards in plastics recycling. Mayor Petra Kalkbrenner and other representatives, including from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, were enthusiastic.
Recycling without losses
Everyday waste becomes high-quality flooring
Recycled waste products such as yoghurt pots or jelly bear wrappers may have been familiar to most from everyday life. PP film was previously considered more or less unsuitable for recycling due to its soft and loose material properties. Therefore, the film was usually incinerated - with the corresponding consequences. On the one hand, the raw material is no longer available for the cycle after disposal, and on the other hand, incineration primarily produces CO2 as well as harmful carbon monoxide.