The winners of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2021 were announced in November with a ceremony held in Amsterdam.
100% Recycled Eye-Catching Exterior Design.
All of the materials used for the Speed Home WLAN designed by Deutsche Telekom AG are recycled. This product also attracted great attention and praise for setting an example with its eye-catching exterior design.
A New Opportunity: Recycling of Fishing Gear
In the field of building and construction, Plastix has designed a circular green rope. What makes this circular green rope special in terms of recycling is that it is made of material obtained by recycling fishing gear, which is very difficult to recycle. The fact that it is a truly innovative recycled product was the highlight of the product at the award ceremony. It also offers a new business opportunity to the sector.
Recycled Living Spaces
Flokk, on the other hand, designed the HÅG Capisco Puls, one of the snowplow ploughs, in 2021. In this way, it won the first prize in the category of home and entertainment products. Flokk was recognized for its significant contribution to sustainable living spaces with this product. HÅG Capisco Puls is a post consumer polypropylene recycled desk and chair. It is described as the aesthetic design of recycling. Apart from that, it is an innovative home decoration product with different functions as furniture.
Bottle Without Label
One of the key elements of the circular economy is the recyclability of packaging. In the category of plastic packaging products, the Evian bottle designed and produced by SAEME for Danone Eaux France was awarded. This bottle has no label. In this way, the use of packaging is reduced and recycling becomes easier. The analysis score of the bottle is A+++.
Making Recycling Possible
Reckitt’s product that made it worthy of the award was the PP Trigger Sprayer. This single-material sprayer is normally made from multiple materials, along with metal and other materials. Therefore, they cannot be recycled or the recycling costs are high and the output quality is low.
Flor Peña Herron was chosen as the plastic recycling ambassador for 2021. Flor Peña Herron is the Sustainability & Circular Economy Manager at Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials. The jury thanked Herron, who assumed the leadership role with his work in the field of recycling in Europe.
The awards presented to the winners are three-dimensional and made entirely of recycled plastic materials.
The Plastics Recycling Show Europe is an event organized as a conference. It is free to attend and hosts recycling experts and industry leaders. Representatives of industry associations, plastic material suppliers and compounders, pre-processors, plastics recyclers, waste management specialists and plastics recycling machinery and equipment suppliers are brought together at the conference.
The Plastics Recycling Awards Europe is organized in partnership with Plastics Recyclers Europe and Crain Communications, the organizers of PRSE.