Why we will manufacture the gyropen® from recycled plastic!
Recycling is one of the most important steps towards sustainability, and this also applies to our gyropen. Products made from recycled plastic are an environmentally friendly option that offers many advantages.
First of all, recycling plastic waste reduces the amount of trash that ends up in landfills and the environment. Plastics can take centuries or even millennia to fully degrade, and they can have harmful effects on wildlife and plants. Recycling plastic waste reduces the problem of litter while preserving valuable resources.
Another benefit of products made from recycled plastic is energy savings. Recycling plastics generally requires less energy than producing new plastics from crude oil. It is estimated that recycling one ton of plastic waste uses about 80 percent less energy than manufacturing one ton of new plastic.
By using products made from recycled plastic, you also support a circular economy. Unlike the linear economy, which aims to extract raw materials, manufacture products and throw them away after use, the circular economy aims to keep raw materials and materials in use for as long as possible before they need to be recycled or disposed of. By using products made from recycled plastic, you help close the loop and promote sustainability.
That’s why we make the gyropen’s case from 80% recycled plastic. It also means that using recycled plastic produces fewer CO2 emissions than using conventional virgin plastic. Thus, the CO2 footprint of the gyropen is extremely reduced. The amount of CO2 emissions saved compared to the use of conventional plastic is approximately 70%. We will have these figures additionally certified. The use of recycled plastic also helps to conserve increasingly scarce sources of raw materials and energy and to demonstrate that plastic is a high-quality material that is also “post-consumer”, i.e. it comes from the waste of private households.
PET forms the basis for our recycled plastic, which is mainly obtained from plastic bottles and films. Polyethylene terephthalate (abbreviation PET) is a thermoplastic from the polyester family produced by polycondensation. PET has a wide range of applications and is also used, among other things, in the manufacture of plastic bottles (PET bottles), films and textile fibers. PET produces an excellent surface gloss and high scratch resistance, while exhibiting very good mechanical strength. This is exactly what we need for the high-quality surface design of our gyropen.
Our recycled plastic is a EuCertPlast certified source of origin and with this certification we can prove the real origin of the post-consumer plastic.
For more info: http://www.eucertplast.eu/