FIRE-OFF: our new start-up for circular plastic production
29-08-2022 - < 1min read
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.
FIRE-OFF was created because too many high-quality plastic buckets still end up in waste incinerators. With the creation of FIRE-OFF, we want to raise awareness among entrepreneurs to collect plastic buckets and have them recycled.
The first companies have already signed up for this. At the moment, FIRE-OFF is only active in the Twente region but given the positive response, other regions will soon follow. Check the FIRE-OFF website to see how you can join this sustainable initiative!
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