Reuse and recycle. We know that a large percentage of greenhouse gas emissions are from the “provision of goods,”: the extraction of resources, manufacturing process, transportation and disposal of “goods”, including consumer products and packaging, building components, and passenger vehicles, but excluding food. The Tecniplast Group recycling program is a fantastic example of how we can dramatically reduce our carbon emissions.
Our Project is based on the following points:
We started our recycling scheme in 2009 to give a second life to old plastic cages, recycling them into automotive parts, furniture, household appliances, office & other products. Tecniplast collects autoclaved old plastic cages from it’s clients and offers an incentive against the purchase of new ones, different countries run this programme differently i.e. some give the money raise to charity and for example in Italy, we support the framework agreement with the Environmental Ministry of Italy.
(kg of CO2 not released into the atmosphere)
Tecniplast Recycling Program: “Fast Facts”
The recycled plastic decreases the need to extract "virgin" resources from forests, oil reserves and mines, to make industrial products. Giving our plastic cages the possibility to offer a second life. This means less energy is consumed to manufacture and transport products. As a result, less carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are generated.
The bottom line is: with every item you recycle or reuse, you help reduce greenhouse gases and protect the climate.