At the IPM 2020 in Essen, Pöppelmann TEKU® aims for even higher transparency about the recyclability of its plant pots: The 4-level classification provides information on the exact origin and proportion of the material used and gives an overview of the recyclability of the items.
4-level classification makes recycling categories transparent
Recycled plastic can be found in nearly every plant pot supplied by Pöppelmann TEKU®. The new TEKU® 4-level classification now provides even more transparency: It now shows the different categories in terms of product content, origin of the material and recyclability. In pots of the 1st level – Circular360 - TEKU® has already fully closed the material cycle from production to use and disposal right through to recycling. The post-consumer recycling plastic (PCR) used originates 100 percent from household collections of recyclable materials.
The 4-step model.
Products of the 2nd level – PCR Recyclable – are 100 percent recyclable. Their PCR plastic originates both from household plastic waste and from other suitable disposed plastic products, such as garden furniture. "Recyclable" refers to the products of the 3rd level. These products are manufactured from PCR, post-industrial recycling (PIR) material and/or virgin material. They are one hundred percent recyclable. The 4th level – Black – comprises products made of PIR and virgin material.
Moreover, products in this category are not recyclable. This 4-level classification has been 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.