We have installed a self-consumption photovoltaic system that generates 400 kWh, covering an area of approximately 3,000 m2. Moreover, we purchase clean energy from renewable sources. Our lighting system consists entirely of timed LED lights, and our containers are produced using the latest generation of fully electric machinery with the purpose of minimizing energy consumption.
Recycle, Reuse, Reduce waste.
Plastic should not be banned a priori, it is necessary to make a correct use of plastic products and packaging and dispose of them carefully. It is necessary to raise awareness and improve the culture of citizens and Institutions towards a true “circular economy”. We need a strong commitment to recycling all materials and using recycled plastic products and containers, according to EU directives.
For this reason, in accordance with the new green economy trends, Piccoli Plast pays a lot of attention to the production of sustainable packaging. We offer innovative solutions and models to promote the transition to a circular economy of plastic; we try to guide customers' choices in terms of design, shapes, weight and colour of packaging towards solutions that are completely recyclable. A part of the recycled materials, with a percentage that changes depending on the production and the needs of customers, is already used during our processes according to UNI 10667 regulation which offers the opportunity to reuse “pre-consumer” residues during the manufacturing process, namely the materials that were generated during the set-up of the process such as scraps, wastage, and imperfect products. We have also embarked on a new “green” path, offering our customers the possibility of purchasing recycled plastic packaging produced with materials coming from renewable sources (sugar cane), or containers made from "post-consumer recycled" material such as (PCR) HDPE or R-PET.
PCR HDPE POST-CONSUMER RECYCLING
The containers produced with recycled plastic are obtained from raw materials derived from plastic waste of urban consumption. The material is available in various versions, in neutral or standard colour with gray or white tint. At the moment the material complies with the Reach directive and the 94/62/EC directive regarding heavy metals, but there is no possibility of obtaining food contact certifications.
R-PET (POST-CONSUMER RECYCLED PET)
Post-consumer R-PET is very similar to virgin plastic, but with only a slight variation in colour. It can be used in different percentages depending on the customer's needs, up to 100%. It has food contact certification and therefore it is suitable for cosmetic or food applications.
PE OF VEGETABLE ORIGIN
GREEN PE is a bioplastic obtained from renewable sources. It is a common polyethylene that is derived from sugar cane instead of oil. This material is an excellent alternative to traditional plastic of fossil origin because:
- comes from renewable sources
- has the same characteristics as standard plastic
- can be recycled in the plastic supply chain
- contributes to Circular Economy
This material is non-biodegradable, but it can be regenerated through the recovery of urban waste.
Furthermore, we are always in contact with our suppliers to test new and different types of bioplastic, but at the moment not all of them are compatible with cosmetic use and can’t be used to produce bottles.
Choose our recycled plastic packaging and help spread the culture of Circular Economy!