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THE PÖPPELMANN EFFECT:
Closed material loop.

We do it.
More resource-saving.

Sustainable plant plots, trays and growing systems

Under the umbrella of the PÖPPELMANN blue® initiative, which bundles all our activities for a closed material loop, we develop sustainable plant pots that completely close the material loop. That's why the plastic for our plant pots in the Circular360 category comes directly from the yellow bag and ends up there again. This is how we take responsibility for our products.

Circular360

Products in the Circular360 category completely close the material loop and are available in a wide range of colours. The plastic content consists of 100% post-consumer material from the yellow bin, the yellow sack and other household recycling collections. After use, they are 100% recyclable.

All products in the Circular360 category are easy to print and have multiple certifications: The certificate of the cyclos-HTP institute confirms that the TEKU® plant pots are 100% recyclable in the Dual System and in comparable systems. In addition, they bear the Blue Angel eco-label for the use of recycled plastic as well as the RAL quality mark, which guarantees that they are made from recyclates obtained from the yellow sack or yellow bin recyclables collections.

PCR Recyclable

The plastic content of all products in this category consists of 100% PCR (unspecified post-consumer recycled material from e.g. DE, F, DK, NL, AT, CH, NO, GB). After use, they can be returned to the material loop: Their 100% recyclability has been confirmed and certified by the cyclos-HTP institute.

Recyclable

These items in this category are also completely recyclable, also certified by the cyclos-HTP institute. PCR (unspecified post-consumer recycled material from e.g. DE, F, DK, NL, AT, CH, NO, GB), partly in combination with post-industrial material (PIR), and partly only virgin material is used to manufacture these products.

Why sustainable plant plots?

Plastic is a valuable raw material. Currently, only about half of the plastic from packaging waste is recycled in Germany. We want to increase this rate and actively contribute to closing the raw material loop.

Environmental and climate protection are also becoming increasingly important for consumers. A study by the market research institute "konkret" from Bremen has shown that almost 90% of the consumers surveyed would be willing to pay more for a plant pot if it consisted of recycled packaging from the yellow bag.

The plastic content of our products in the Circular360 category consists of 100% post-consumer material from the yellow bin, the yellow sack and other household recycling collections. After use, they are demonstrably 100% recyclable. This is the only way to close the material loop.

[Translate to US:] Nachhaltiger Pflanztopf

The TEKU® 4-level classification categorises our plant plots

Nearly every plant pot supplied by us contains recycled plastic.
The new TEKU® 4-level classification now clearly defines the material source for each variant.

Learn more about the individual levels:

Level 1: Plant pot Circular360

The plant pots from this product range are at the top of the new TEKU® 4 level classification – and for good reason: As the name suggests, in the product life they circulate completely 360 degrees back to the beginning, from production, use and disposal to kerbside recycling in the material loop. For these pots – developed as part of our corporate initiative PÖPPELMANN blue® – we have already completely closed the material loop.

Plastic accounts for at least 80 % of the pots composition and this comes 100 % from household kerbside recycling collections as certified by the RAL quality mark. Pots in the Circular360 series are currently available exclusively in the colour Circular blue for most common series of the TEKU programme.

The plastics used for our plant pots in the Circular blue colour come directly out of the recycling bin and returns there as well.

 

The advantages Circular360:

  • PÖPPELMANN blue®

  • Circular Economy / Closed Loop

  • 100 % Recyclable
    • NIR detectable
    • Float-sink method

  • Made of
    • Plastic = 100 % PCR HW 1 
    • Colour (Masterbatch)
    • Filler

  • Certified

  • Available series on request

  • Colour: Circular blue/grey, Circular white/grey, Circular terracotta, Circular terracotta/grey, Circular taupe, Circular taupe/grey, Circular trend colour/grey, Circular anthracite, Circular pine green

  • Printable

1 PCR HW = Post-­Consumer-Recycling-Material from the Yellow Bin, Yellow Bag or other household waste collection systems

Level 2: Plant pot PCR Recyclable

The plant pots in this series are 100 % kerbside recyclable. For production we use PCR plastic which has been soured from European countries including Germany. However, this recycled plastic is not necessarily from household waste, but also from other suitable disposed products such as garden furniture. These plant pots are available in the colours PCR Recyclable taupe/grey and PCR Recyclable terracotta/grey.

 

The advantages PCR Recyclable:

  • 100 % Recyclable
    • NIR detectable
    • Float-sink method

  • Main sizes available from stock

  • Printable

  • Made of
    • Plastic = 100 % PCR 1 
    • Colour (Masterbatch)
    • Filler

  • Certified 2 

  • Colours: PCR Recyclable naturgrey, PCR Recyclable grey

  • Other colours on request

1 PCR = non-specified Post-Consumer-Recycling-Material e.g. DE, DK, NL, AT, CH, NO, GB
2 for most products

Level 3: Plant pot Recyclable

The plant pots in this series are 100 % suitable for kerbside recycling and thus reutilisation: This enables them to set a starting point for the material cycle. They are made from a mix of materials consisting of PCR (although not necessarily from household collections), PIR and virgin material. There is a wide range of recycling-specific colour choices.

 

The advantages of Recyclable:

  • 100  % Recyclable
    • NIR detectable
    • Float-sink method

  • Made of
    • Plastic = PCR 1 / PIR 2 / Virgin material
    • Colour (Masterbatch)
    • Filler

  • Colours: Recyclable yellow/grey, Recyclable pink/grey, Recyclable red/grey, Recyclable blackberry/grey, Recyclable lavender/grey, Recyclable light green/grey, Recyclable white/grey, Recyclable orange/grey

  • Other colours on request

  • Certified 3 

  • Main sizes available from stock

  • Printable

1 PCR = non-specified Post-Consumer-Recycling-Material e.g. DE, DK, NL, AT, CH, NO, GB
2 PIR = Post-Industrial-Recycling-Material
3 for most products

Level 4: Plant pot Black

The plant pots in this series meet all Pöppelmann quality requirements. They are made of PIR and/or virgin material.

 

The advantages of Black:

  • Made of
    • Plastic = 100 % PIR 1 / Virgin material
    • Colour (Masterbatch)
    • Filler

  • Printable

1 PIR = Post-Industrial-Recycling-Material

[Translate to US:] Nachhaltiger Pflanztopf bei GBZ Papenburg im Einsatz

Sustainable plant pots in use

Since January 2019, Gartenbauzentrale Papenburg has been using plant pots from the Circular360 category to grow its kitchen herbs. We have been working with Gartenbauzentrale Papenburg for a very long time. We are therefore pleased that we were able to convince them of our sustainable plant pots and that together we are increasing the recycling rate. We do it. Together.

Excellent and certified.


Alliance for the recycling economy of the EU Commission.
The signatories affirm their support for the objective of the
EU Commission to use ten million tons of recycled plastic in
new products by the year 2025.


By signing the Global Commitment, Pöppelmann has committed
itself, among other things, to significantly increasing the proportion
of recycled plastic waste from the collection of recyclable materials
for the production of plastic packaging on average by 2025.

TEKU® plant pots of the initiative PÖPPELMANN blue® are certified with the Blue Angel for the use of recycled plastic.

The RAL Quality Mark ­indicates the proportion of plastic that comes from the Yellow Bin, Yellow Bag or other household waste collection systems.

(Kopie 82)

The certified TEKU® ­products are 100 % ­recyclable in the German Dual Systems and in ­comparable household waste collection systems in various European countries.

The jury says: “Brilliant solution! Minimal use of ­material, super light from 100 % recycled material. Closed Loop!”

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