Plastic has shaped our lives, and it will continue to shape our future.
Plastics are present in an infinite number of products and applications, helping us to save energy, reduce CO2 emissions. They are a perfect match for a closed circuit.
However, using this incredible material to its full potential will not be possible until all of us play our part in properly recycling all plastic packaging,
OUR INVOLVEMENT IN CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Masterchem Logoplaste commits to manufacturing products that are fully recyclable or reusable. Our products are a match for a closed loop circuit.
Consumers dispose of packaging
Waste collectors separate and send to recyclers in recycling bins
Production waste is reprocesses
Consumers buy products
Masterchem Logoplaste uses recycled content to produce rPET preforms
New rPET packaging is manufactured
Recyclers process and deliver recycled resin
At Masterchem Logoplaste we recycle and reprocess post-production wastes right from the start.
What is considered wastes? Packages that present small defects that do not pass our rigorous quality inspections. At the beginning these wastes are sorted, then they are sent to the internal grinding system where they are processed into a PET flake and delivered to a recycling company. There it is transformed into granulate which will be used to manufacture new packaging.
WE WORK TODAY FOR BETTER TOMORROW
By 2023, 30% of our production will be made of sustainable PET materials
Sustainable packaging is a part of our present. We offer:
HOW TO DESIGN TO RECYCLE?
Sustainable and well-thought-out packaging design is the main factor for good packaging recycling. As much as 80% of the product impact on the environment is determined in the designing phase. The remainder of the recycling process goes to: sorting and recycling techniques.
One of the most important rules of eco-design for plastic packaging is using light colors. Packaging which is black or a very dark color can disorientate intelligent sorting machines, resulting in lowering the recycling level.
A good design practice is using mono-material, so that packaging can circulate. All additional elements related to the packaging should be manufactured with compatible polymers and materials.
Be careful with minimization – the smaller the packaging, the more difficult it can be to catch it in the sorting processes.
Let’s reduce the packaging’s weight – in spite of the lower weight, plastic packaging easily fulfils all functional requirements, e.g. in terms of transport hygiene and safety. Nowadays, no other packaging material has such properties.
Let’s use recycled PET plastic.
Let’s optimise packaging’s shape so that it allows full use of the product in it.
Let’s avoid all shrink sleeve labels on the entire surface of the packaging and let’s use label adhesives which can be separated at the recycling processes stage. When deciding on the label, let’s choose between those made of: paper, where adhesive used dissolves in contact with warm water; the same material as the rest of packaging, which will not disrupt the recycling process; foil made fully or in a significant proportion of recycled plastics.
Always include the code indicating the recyclability for the packaging. This sign is the manufacturer’s declaration of fulfilling requirements in terms of recyclability of the material.