The new life of recycled plastic as durable household products
Read more below and see the video of how we use recycled plastic as raw material in the production and what kind of products are made from it!
Orthex has been using a material made from industrial plastic waste in the production of buckets, bins and boxes since the 1990’s.
In 2015 we also started to utilize post-consumer plastic waste in the production.
The plant care category has been a forerunner in terms of using recycled material. In the past few years around half of the flower pots and balcony boxes were made from recycled plastic and today the number is 100%.
In 2017 the use of post-consumer plastic wastewas significantly increased still and for example flower pots, laundry baskets, buckets and bins are made from this material.
The newest addition to products made from recycled plastic is the SmartStore Recycled -storage box range – durable and high-quality boxes made 100% from recycled material. Read more below!
At the moment the share of recycled material in the production is about 15-20%.
We are constantly searching for sustainable raw materials and increasing the use of recycled and bio materials in the production.
Our goal is that 20% of production is made from recycled or bio-based material during 2020.
You can see all of our products made from recycled plastic here.
Read more of our sustainability here.