Bottles from 100% post-consumer waste
For many years now we have been working on improving the cycle of delivering plastic products, their collection and subsequent reuse and recycling. Together with Quality Circular Polymers, a company that makes high-quality plastic raw materials from used plastics, we are now at the point where we can deliver products that are made solely from 100% post-consumer recycled waste, but that also have the same quality as products made from virgin plastic.
Packaging made from PCR
Through a more specialised sorting of collected plastic waste, a thorough cleaning and processing, the post-consumer recycled (PCR) granule is produced. This granulate, available in HDPE and PP, is of the same quality as virgin granulate and of a similar price. With this development it is possible to realise a product made from 100% recycled material. Houweling Group has produced bottles from the HDPE PCR material, which are now being tested by various business partners.
Based on the results of the test, the production will be modified where necessary. Houweling Group is first of all developing a series of bottles from post-consumer recycled plastic. The series of bottles with a volume from 100 ml to 1 litre can be used for non-food applications. The development can then be continued in the production of, for example, buckets and jerrycans made from 100% recycled plastic.
Waste is a raw material, and we do not want to squander valuable raw materials. We close the loop by developing packaging made from 100% recycled material that is of the same quality as packaging made from virgin material.
Marc Houweling, Managing director / Owner Houweling Group