Best Practices

Circular Economy

“Increased use of post-consumer recyclates (PCRs)", "degradability" or "design for recycling" are approaches that only function in a perfectly networked value chain. We recognise the dimensions of these types of extensive circular economy projects, and are doing our utmost to contribute to solutions.

Environmental protection and the conservation of resources are deeply ingrained in our corporate philosophy. We are also cooperating closely with partners to promote resource efficiency in plastics production. The Packaging Summit in 2019 is an excellent example of this.
To the 2019 Packaging Summit

Application examples

Packaging version of the hybrid ALLROUNDER 820 H produces IML tubs made of monomaterial. The tub is made of bio-based PP. The HolyGrail label from our partner Verstraete contains a digital watermark to ensure intelligent sorting. Additional product information can also be called up as augmented reality content.
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PP cup with recyclate
A packaging version of the hybrid ALLROUNDER 1020 H processes new PP material together with 30% added single-type PP recyclate to produce thin-walled cups. ARBURG is cooperating on the project with EREMA, which will be making the recyclate available at K 2019.
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Handle made from household waste (PCR)
An electric two-component ALLROUNDER 630 A produces handles made out of PCR and TPE for ALLROUNDER safety doors. The application shows how PCR from household waste can be returned to the circular economy as a raw material for durable technical products.