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.”
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
BRCGS is a standard for food safety. The standard describes the hygiene and food safety requirements for food processing companies that supply directly to the retail sector. You can also think of packaging materials for foodstuffs.
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.