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Reusable materials in circulation
11 November 2015
Cabka-IPS doesn’t see old plastic products as trash, but instead as an opportunity to create something new. This holds true for the company’s pallets, boxes, and products that are part of the Eco-Products brand. The company manufactures most of these from recycled plastics.
Cabka-IPS gets the raw materials for its products from plastic used in private households and industry. For example, many of the Eco-Products are made from plastic packaging collected with the Grüner Punkt system. Discarded plastic packaging is processed at Cabka-IPS recycling facilities and forms the basis for the production of new products.
In the design of its products, Cabka-IPS is taking steps to ensure that they can be put back into a technical circuit. An example is the company’s partnership with Dutch pallet pool Dranken Pallet Beheer which uses 400,000 pallets (model BPP i9). At the end of their life span, Cabka-IPS recycles these and uses them as raw material to produce new BPP i9 pallets. In this way, Cabka-IPS makes sure that reusable materials are kept in a closed ecological circuit and the environment is protected.
Cabka-IPS also designs other pallets, such as the Retail E5 and Heilbronner H7, so that they can be reprocessed at the end of their life and used in other ways.