BRIGHT COLOURS ARE NOT A BRIGHT EXAMPLE
Less bright plastic colours allow for a much higher recycled content. In the case of containers, the colour identifies the waste fraction, but this does not mean that the entire container must be completely coloured. Nonetheless, some customers prefer these completely coloured containers. For this reason, ESE has developed a total of 4 recycling colours and then combines these colours with coloured clips or lids for better fraction identification.
Virgin HDPE material requires about 88% more energy to produce than does recycled material and it produces about 65% more CO2 equivalents.
ESE has decades of experience in working with recycled plastic and has the know-how to manufacture containers for waste and recyclables from up to 100% recycled material. This saves up to 100% of the raw material – petroleum – and the containers thus score highly with a positive environmental footprint.
CIRCULAR LOOK - INDIVIDUALITY AS A STATEMENT
The colour composition of recycled materials is not always identical. This means that variations in the base colour can influence the final colour result. The base colour of the coloured material is always identical but may vary slightly. These colour effects are the sign of quality in resource conservation.
Thus, the Circular Look of ESE waste containers becomes visible proof of your contribution to climate protection.
We vouch for it
To obtain the best possible results, ESE has developed optimal colours and defined them as "recycling colours". When processing virgin material, the production processes are clearly defined. The base material is always the same, and the mixing ratios with the colour batches are automated.
Your decision to recycle secures the material for the next 100 years without loss of quality. Containers made of recycled material also meet the quality criteria of the RAL-GZ 951/1 certification. All volumes are available with the Blue Angel environmental label.
GREY IS STILL YOUR BEST CHOICE
The most sustainable and simplest solution for the use of recycled material is the complete elimination of colour for the containers themselves. The fraction is then identified by the lid colour or by coloured clips. In addition, coloured stickers could be applied to the side surfaces of the containers where they could be clearly seen from the collection vehicle.
A WIN-WIN FOR YOU AND THE ENVIRONMENT
By using basic dark grey containers in association with coloured lids or clips, you simplify your container management, optimize storage and reduce costs.