Since its inception, Dijkstra Plastics has been using 100% recyclable polypropylene. But with the increasing need for sustainability and circularity, more is needed. Not only must the raw material be recyclable, but it must also be used reused or recycled!
And we like to actively work and think about this in the chain of the (plastic) packaging industry. We do this through, among other things, the Plastic Pact NL and the European Plastics Pact. To use recycled material more widely, we are happy to inform you about the possibilities. Many of our packaging is already available in recycled plastic. Due to the properties of this material, this can currently be used in almost any application in which food safety is not a factor. So that’s in the non-food market. The sustainable solution you are looking for is already closer than you think!
If necessary, we are happy to start a test process in which we look at which factors need extra attention. Guaranteeing our standard of quality and keeping our climate at the forefront. In this way, we like to contribute to a sustainable environment as well as to our sustainable relationships.
Because this recycled material has been used by us for years, we are familiar with its properties and applications. And if a new situation arises, we are happy to look at this so that these sustainable solutions made of recycled plastic are used more and more widely. In this way, we ensure that sustainable relationships grow into solutions that are good for the market and the environment.
PCR (Post Consumer Resin) is polypropylene made from used plastic packaging material from European consumers and businesses. This material was collected after use through existing waste and collection systems. After this collection, this flow is further processed into polypropylene granules at recycling companies by sorting, separating and washing. We can use these recycled granules again in our production processes. In this way, we increase our impact on the world of packaging while reducing the impact of our packaging on the world!
PCR material is plastic waste that is mechanically separated and sorted by colour. As a result, the available colors are limited. For example, we offer 3 standard colors of gray. Other colours are also possible with larger purchases about which we would like to tell you more.
Due to the growing experience with this type of material, the material properties are continuously improved. As with virgin polypropylene, the raw material is supplied according to pre-agreed specifications. Not only the color but also the power of the material is predetermined. Because PP is available in different variants, such as stronger UN material or more flexible frozen material, recycled material always becomes a mix of these variants. At the moment, the available PCR is not always as suitable as a bracket or lid. To ensure that we use as much recycled material as possible without loss of quality, the buckets of 100% PCR are made, but the brackets and lids are not yet available. However, these are available in the same color as the PCR buckets.
- 100% recycled plastic waste as a raw material
- Up to 90% less CO2 emissions compared to the bucket produced from virgin material.
- Not dependent on raw material price ICIS
- Fully personalized through In Mould Labelling
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.
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!
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!
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!
Watch the Christmas video of 2021!
Whatever the new year may bring, we will continue to give it our all, together! We wish you happy holidays and a prosperous 2022!
Packaging Innovations 2021
The Packaging Innovations will take place on the 17th and 18th of November in the Taets Art & Event Park, Amsterdam. After missing out on meeting with you, due to the corona pandemic we look forward meeting you at this fair! After participating at the Kunststoffenbeurs we gladly see you at our stand D117 at the Packaging Innovations.
Test Centre: Trailer
We will be uploading a new series of video’s. The first episode is about ready and will soon be available. Keep an eye on our channel and socials!
Powerhouse in packaging
Vitafy is a supplier of sports nutrition and is the company behind the know brand Bodylab Whey. Their range of packaging containers from Dijkstra Plastics keeps growing.
In-Mould Labelling (IML)
Dijkstra Plastics is one of the largest producers of packaging containers and together with our label partners we can provide the vast majority of our range with In Mould Label printing.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC)introduced this certification programme in 1998. The programme focuses on food safety and quality within an organisation. A company is tested on more than 300 aspects to check to what extent it meets the standard that is set. A rating indicates to what degree a company complies with the GSFI-recognised standard of the BRC.
Aspects such as traceability, cleanliness, operational control, training and management of suppliers are included, which together form the basis of the BRC. Thanks to the name that the BRC has built up, it has been a reputable name in the world of certification programmes for years and we are proud to be able to show our results within this programme.
The FSSC 22000 Standard has been created through Stichting Certificatie Voedselveiligheid (SCV). As a food-oriented version of the ISO 22000 Standard, this certification programme has been set up as a global guideline in food safety and quality within various industries. This standard is aimed at the entire production chain and as such, it is ideally suited for international harmonisation, partly thanks to the recognition by the GFSI. In addition to its connection with ISO 22000, the FSSC 22000 has many comparisons with the HACCP criteria, making it an attractive variant with the best of both worlds from these programmes. Thanks to the internationally accepted nature of the FSSC and the chain-wide approach within this certification programme, we recognise a strong food safety management system in this standard.