Our two production sites at the above-mentioned locations and warehouses are subject to an annual audit in which the quality standard and food safety are assessed. In the course of this audit, which is conducted in accordance with the BRC Packaging standard, all internal quality processes were reviewed, and we are delighted to announce we have had another successful outcome this year.

On another note, we have opted not to extend the trial of the FSSC 22000 quality standard this year, since we have reached the conclusion that this standard has failed to gain the popularity expected for it in the packaging industry. Similarly, a recent change in the FSSC 22000 also makes the standard less compatible with our business operations, and with BRC Packaging and FSSC 22000 largely overlapping, it simply doesn’t make sense to maintain both quality systems.

BRC Certificate Dijkstra Plastics 2021

We see the maintenance of AA status for the GFSI-approved BRC Packaging standard at both our locations as the most significant achievement of a dedicated team. All year round, this team has been working with everybody on the shop floor to standardise the hygiene and monitoring of every bucket that leaves our factory.


News 29-02-2024

On the way to climate neutral: 100% renewable energy from the Netherlands

After the recent message about our investment in a new highly efficient energy saving cooling system for our Haaksbergen plant, we can now proudly announce that from the start of 2024 on Dijkstra Plastics only uses 100% Dutch renewable energy.

“A milestone to be enormously proud of.”, says Remy Notten, Commercial Director at Dijkstra Plastics. “With the transition to this renewable energy source we have been able to bring our CO2 emissions in scope 1 and 2 down to an absolute minimum. This is of vital importance to succeed in our mission, to continue to be the most sustainable producer of plastic pails in Europe.”

04-01-2024

Dijkstra Plastics achieves BRCGS AA+ certification after unannounced audit

While the end of 2022 was all about obtaining our AA certificate, an unannounced audit for the AA+ certification took place at the end of 2023. We are proud to announce that we have successfully completed this BRCGS audit.

News 25-10-2023

New highly efficient energy saving cooling system

Recently we invested in a new highly efficient energy saving cooling system for our plant in Haaksbergen. With a projected saving of 1,600,000+ kWh per year, this results in saving 918 tonnes of CO₂ per year.

Dijkstra Plastics has a clear mission, to continue to be the most sustainable producer of plastic pails in Europe. For example all our products are made of 100% recyclable Polypropylene (PP). In addition to this, we encourage our non-food customers to switch to pails made from 100% recycled material. Finally, in 2022 we launched a startup called FIRE-OFF. This company ensures that used empty pails are no longer incinerated.

Also this new energy saving cooling system contributes to achieving our mission.

News 16-02-2023

BRCGS certification renewed again

In the autumn of 2022, the audit for the BRCGS certification took place at Dijkstra Plastics. BRCGS is a standard for food safety. This standard describes the hygiene and food safety requirements for food processing companies that supply directly to the retail sector.

News 18-12-2022

Dijkstra Plastics & FIRE-OFF star together in new Christmas film

Believe in yourself and make it happen! Great words to end 2022 with. Together we are looking forward to a successful 2023, full of new development and collaboration. We wish you all a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

29-08-2022

FIRE-OFF: our new start-up for circular plastic production

We are proud to announce that we have started a new start-up to make the production of recycled plastic buckets circular: FIRE-OFF. On the initiative of Dijkstra Plastics, painting companies, the hospitality industry and festival organisations are personally approached to save empty buckets and to hand them in at the weekly FIRE-OFF pick-up point.

Events 24-08-2022

Exhibitions: Fachpack & Scanpack

Dijkstra Plastics exhibits at FachPack and Scanpack! ?

At Dijkstra Plastics we undertake daily efforts in order to turn the plastic packaging chain into a circular chain. We would like to share our solutions for sustainable packaging buckets and our circular mission with you. Furthermore, we would like to discuss what your company could do to contribute to a circular plastic packaging chain. At the FachPack and Scanpack we will tell you more about it!

News 15-06-2022

Plastic bottle caps are worth money!

We have donated buckets for the Oogappeltjes Foundation and KNGF Guide Dog Foundation. These buckets are placed in supermarkets, and customers can fill them with their plastic bottle caps. KNGF receives a fee per kilo of caps. We truly enjoy contributing to such a wonderful initiative!

Events 14-04-2022

Dijkstra Plastics is celebrating its 45th birthday!

Today – Thursday 14 April 2022 - Dijkstra Plastics is celebrating its 45th birthday! And that’s something we are proud of!

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