Circular economy in plastics processing includes reusable and recycling concepts. When it comes to recycling, the Pöppelmann Group places emphasis on a clear differentiation between post-industrial recyclate (PIR) and post-consumer recyclate (PCR). PIR refers to recycled production waste, for example sprues and material from products that have not yet been used. On the other hand, PCR is obtained by recycling the material of a product after it has been used. A true cycle can therefore only be created with recyclates produced from post-consumer waste, for example household recycling waste (collected in a yellow bag in Germany), because only the use of PCR reduces the amount of raw materials (such as petroleum), which have to be extracted from scratch. The company recommends its customers to give preference to PCR materials if it is technically possible. Since 2013, the company has been gaining ground-breaking experience in plastics processing and also produces PCR and PIR recyclates at its in-house compounding plant in Holdorf.
100 % of our packaging will be recyclable by 2025 and will comply with the standards in force at that time. We will use an average of at least 60 % recycled material in our production in 2025. We will use an average of at least 50 % PCR material in our production in 2025. We will reduce our Scope 3 emissions in accordance with the criteria of the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).