The independent jury has now awarded us the award “Blue Angel” on behalf of the “German” Federal Ministry of the Environment for resource-saving protective elements of Pöppelmann KAPSTO®. “We are very pleased about this appreciation of our work in terms of responsible plastics processing. It has also enabled us to demonstrate once again that our product concepts of our PÖPPELMANN blue®initiative set standards throughout the industry” says Thorsten Koldehoff, Global Sales Director of Pöppelmann KAPSTO®. KAPSTO® plastic protective elements provide protection against damage and contamination during transport, storage and the production process.
The meaning of the award Blue Angel
The award has been the eco-label of the German government for over 40 years. Independent and credible, it sets demanding standards for products and services. At the same time, this eco-label provides helpful orientation for the purchase of sustainable products.
The Blue Angel award applies to all products in the KAPSTO® catalogue that have been manufactured from a post-consumer recycled material (PCR) used at KAPSTO®. The material of this PCR-Polyethylene in the colour blue comes from plastic waste collected and sorted after use.
Compliance with the criteria is monitored by the independent RAL GmbH. The non-profit organisation certifies, among other things, that the excellent protective elements protect resources by using recycled materials and limit the release of pollution.
Use of resource-saving protective elements and close the material cycle – with PÖPPELMANN blue®®
As part of the company-wide PÖPPELMANN blue® campaign, Pöppelmann is increasingly using recycled plastics. The aim is to achieve a higher recycling rate of plastics, close material loops and ensure more sustainability in the use of our resources. The Pöppelmann KASTO® division has already tested the collection and recycling of protective elements in pilot projects with customers. Since 2019, two existing standard series are now available as resource-saving alternatives in the colour “Recycling Blue” as part of the standard program: a tapered closure with a side tab GPN 608 PCR-PE, blue and a universal protection in conical form GPN 610 PCR-PE, blue. They are made of 100% recycled material in the plastic used, offer the same KAPSTO® quality as the existing standard series and are available directly from stock.
Products and services that are awarded the Blue Angel are more environmentally friendly than comparable conventional products and services. The Blue Angel guarantees that the products and services meet high standards of environmental, health and usage properties. The entire life cycle must always be considered in the assessment. For each product group, criteria are developed which the products and services marked with the award must fulfil. To reflect technical developments, the Federal Environment Agency reviews the criteria every three to four years. In this way, companies are required to make their products increasingly environmentally friendly.
Would you like to learn more about our PÖPPELMANN blue® initiative? Or would you like to close the material cycle in your company? Then give us a call 04442 982-9100 – or send an e-mail to our service team at kapsto(at)poeppelmann.com.