Within Rethink, the focus is on reducing the use of raw materials and reducing the CO2 footprint. EuroMouldings uses this as a way to move from a chain economy to a circular economy. We do this using these 5 handles.
Reduce is counteracting waste of materials and energy. To this end, EuroMouldings is constantly investing in new machines that require less energy. We aim to save at least 2% energy per year, every year. Moreover, with our advanced machinery we prevent granules from entering the environment.
We are conscious of material recycling. Plastic that is handed in as 'waste' is reused in the production of packaging. At EuroMouldings, we also focus on reconditioning our packaging.
At EuroMouldings, we recycle in many ways. Our goal: to increasingly use recycled materials - such as post-consumer and post-industrial HDPE - for the production of our bottles and jerry cans.
When developing new products, sustainability is a key requirement. Consider the use of polymers based on renewable resources, such as sugar cane, sugar beet or corn.
The fastest and most effective way to recycle our products is to use as much of the same material as possible. Redesign therefore involves continuously evaluating our current designs: how can we redesign our current packaging to be more sustainable in the total life cycle?