Recycle, Reuse, Reduce waste.
Plastic must 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 the recycling of all materials and the use of recycled plastic products and containers, according to EU directives.
For this reason, Piccoli Plast in accordance with the new green economy trends, 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 containers realized with materials coming from renewable sources (sugar cane), or containers made of "post-consumer recycled" material (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 different versions, 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 related to 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 difference 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 containers and help spread the culture of Circular Economy!