Recycled post-consumer plastic from PreZero again the raw material for products within the Schwarz Group

For the third time this week, Lidl is offering household goods made from recycled plastic from PreZero. As part of the Schwarz Group, the waste and recycling company covers a large part of the recycling cycle itself. In addition to storage boxes, laundry baskets or clothes hangers, products for the garden area such as a garden and all-purpose chest can also be found in the range for the first time.
For the Schwarz Group's recycling products, PreZero not only collects and sorts the plastic waste from private households, it also recycles it back into new raw materials in its own recycling plants in Europe. To do this, they are first washed and shredded. This is followed by the most important step in the recycling process: in the high-performance extruder, the core of the plant, the material is melted and compressed into high-quality regranulates in a wide variety of colours and with specific properties.
Almost all regranulates are individually developed at PreZero according to customer specifications - for example in terms of hardness, elasticity, breaking strength, temperature and chemical resistance. This makes them a genuine, sustainable alternative to newly produced "virgin material", which significantly improves the eco-balance of the resulting products. This is also the case with the household products for the Schwarz Group, which are made of 100 per cent* recycled plastic. Moreover, the entire recycling and manufacturing process takes place in Europe, which additionally saves resources and protects the environment.
"We are very pleased that we are successively expanding the uses of our recyclates within the Schwarz Group. And we are far from finished with this: in the future, too, we want to expand the range of articles made of recycled plastic together with the retail divisions of the group, Lidl and Kaufland, but also with our other customers, as well as improve the recyclability of products and packaging made of plastic," says Clemens Stockreiter, spokesman for the management of PreZero Polymers, about the new products in retail.
As an established player in plastics recycling with around 30 years of experience, PreZero Polymers plays a unique role in closing the loop for plastics within the Schwarz Group. With a production capacity of around 95,000 tonnes/year in Europe and approximately 200 employees, PreZero Polymers is committed to giving new life to the world's plastic waste.
*Plastic content (circa 95 per cent) of the product is 100 per cent recycled plastic, additional use of additives and colour (circa 5 per cent).
www.prezero.com

 

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