Plastics company Pöppelmann was among the winners of the "Pro-K-award 2019". This prize is awarded annually by the Pro-K-Industrieverbandes Halbzeuge und Konsumprodukte aus Kunststoff. . The jury of this competition made the TEKU® "recycling blue" plant pot series the pro-K-award Winner 2019 in the 'Garden' category. The award ceremony will take place on January 10, 2019 in Frankfurt. A total of 19 plastic products were given awards, spread out over 10 categories.
Award winner: The material for the "Recycling Blue" plant pots by Pöppelmann TEKU® originates from plastic waste recycling for a full 100%. Image: Greta Wienholt/Pöppelmann
Key criteria for awarding the prize, according to the Pro-K-Industrial association, are the innovation of the product idea, the design and in particular the functionality. With the new plant pot series, Pöppelmann TEKU® has completely closed the raw material cycle for the first time, producing an industrial product from post-consumer recycled material (PCR).
Innovative and recyclable
The high-quality material Pöppelmann PCR comes to 100% from materials, collected through the German dual system. The innovative design of the pot enables 100% recyclability. It fulfills all functions required in professional horticulture. The design concept for the plant pot was developed as part of the company-wide initiative PÖPPELMANN blue®.
The aim of this initiative is to close the material cycle. TEKU® Sales Manager Sven Hoping was delighted to receive the award: "We see this as recognition for our innovative product development, with which Pöppelmann, as a pioneer in the industry, was able to set standards for resource-efficient plastics processing."
Every year, the pro-K award recognizes the best plastic consumer products with outstanding product properties. In 1979, the pro-K Industrial Association for Semi-finished Products and Consumer Products made of Plastic launched its industry-wide competition for consumer products made of plastic with the aim of focusing on the manifold possibilities of the material.
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