Grey recyclate container saves petroleum
Plastic is a very practical material for packaging paints. At the same time, however, its use and disposal very often represents a burden on the environment. This does not have to be the case, because plastic can be recycled very well.
The first recycled buckets of our building material supplier brand Tex-Color came off the production line last year. In the future, the two top products of our DIY brand düfa will also be filled in buckets made of recycled plastic. Each bucket will then consist of at least 65 percent used packaging collected via the yellow bag or yellow bin. This material is also called post-consumer recyclate (PCR). It is first sorted, then washed and processed into granulate. The granulate then forms the raw material for our buckets. Due to the different colour composition of the accumulated plastic waste, the bucket is now grey instead of white. Visually, this can be recognised by the grey rim and the RAL labelling, which precisely certifies the use of PCR.
What exactly does the changeover do for the environment?
For our two düfa products, the changeover to recycled containers means not only participating in the recycling system, but also saving 0.5 litres of petroleum and 32% CO2 emissions compared to a container made of virgin materials.
The CO2 emission savings are calculated from all processes before and after consumption. This concerns the path from the extraction of the crude oil to the finished virgin polypropylene (PP) for the production of packaging. Furthermore, the CO2 emissions are determined along the chain from waste disposal to reprocessing and delivery of the recycled material.
We are pleased to make a further contribution to saving non-renewable raw materials and to climate protection.