Recycling : Hanger & Polybag
For our customer, the CSR imperative was not to produce a new polybag with hanger and therefore to recycle/reuse 100% of the products already in use. These two products had to be treated in parallel because the hanger is made of ABS and the polybag of LDPE.
To avoid producing new material and use only the existing. In partnership with our customer, we have set up a recycling circuit to recycle the polybags and their hangers.
This cycle is organized on 2 levels: the polybag part and the hanger part. The polybags, already made of 100% recycled material, are recycled again as raw material (plastic balls) while the hangers in good condition are sorted and collected to be reused as they are. The non-reusable hangers, which represent about 10% of the total volume, are recycled in the same way as the polybags as raw material.
Through this virtuous cycle, our customer saves more than 25 tons of virgin plastic for a production volume of 800,000 polybags & hangers. Moreover, this closed circuit recycling system allows to capitalize on the hangers with their reinjection in the cycle up to 90%.