The future is
what we make it.
Sustainability is not only about recycling and clean air. Here at WOLF PLASTICS we are committed to a global view of the topic. Sustainability, service and research do not each exist as a self-purpose, but intertwine and complement each other meaningfully. Constant ongoing development is essential and the best quality is vital.
Work in Progress
Recycling, sustainability and cradle2cradle stand for social
as well as ecological responsibility and WOLF PLASTIC takes its obligation in this regard seriously. WOLF PLASTICS does not see an achieved goal here, but rather the future and many further goals that we can set ourselves. Our mission is not accomplished. Quite the contrary, it is only just beginning to take shape.
Modifications – step by step
WOLF PLASTICS is fully aware of its responsibility to mankind and the environment. There are currently ongoing changes in the sensitive area of “Plastic Packaging” and we always try to be one step ahead of our time. Many talk about sustainability. But the caring and sensitive handling of raw materials and the environment, especially in the plastics industry, is more important today than ever.
A question of HOW
It concerns HOW and WHAT is produced; for us it starts right at the beginning at our production sites. We take care to act in the most sustainable way possible at each point in time of the production. At the Austrian WOLF PLASTICS plant, hydropower is the primary energy source. Production waste is fully resource-efficiently recycled.
More is achieved with less energy
We save energy where we can. That is one of our crucial strategic goals. Through targeted investments and process optimisations the energy requirement in all our plants is reduced in a sustainable way. 79 tonnes less in CO2 emissions: that is the gratifying result of the current WOLF PLASTICS project whose goal is an increase in energy efficiency, a reduction of ongoing costs and all of that with low investments.
Resource optimisation and CO2-reduction
As a result of production and product improvements,
WOLF PLASTICS is constantly optimising the raw materials
requirement for production. It also goes without saying
that CO2 reduction is a topic that we never disregard.
What makes us proud:
We received an award from the Austrian Ministry of the Environment for our successful energy efficiency measures. In this sense, WOLF PLASTICS will also continue to try to be as goal-orientated in the future with regard to energies and raw materials.
Regeneration of plastics
IIn times in which the greatest efforts are being made, at all levels, to prevent harmful greenhouse gases, plastic recycling is making an important contribution to more climate protection. Through the replacement of new material (raw material fossil resources) by recyclate, considerable amounts of greenhouse gases are saved. The potential savings can amount to up to 2.2 kilogrammes of
CO2 for each kilogramme of recyclate that replaces the new material.
Cradle to Cradle – a brief overview:
The cycle in full swing
WOLF PLASTICS already put certain measures in place some years ago in respect of eco-efficiency; we wanted to think in terms of complete product cycles right from the start and in this way give rise to no waste at all in the conventional sense. Products should be manufactured in such a way that their end is considered right from the start. All used materials should be re-used after initial use.
Plastics are recycled externally, sorted according to type, and processed again at WOLF PLASTICS. In doing so, products with a very high recyclable content (up to 100%) can be made.
Plastic with a past and a future
Certifications such as the Blue Angel eco-label contribute to consumer confidence. WOLF PLASTICS is making great efforts to
gain as much certification as possible. The following criteria must be fulfilled in order to receive the Blue Angel eco-label: ❚ Post consumer-recycled plastics-in accordance with EuCertPlast Certificate ❚ PVC-free ❚ (Post-consumer) plastic recyclate content
in the finished product constitutes at least 80% by weight.
Giving packaging material value
Keeping an eye on the world also means always thinking outside the box. Here at WOLF PLASTICS we are constantly giving thought to the general handling of plastic. One of the greatest challenges is to ensure that plastics do not enter the environment. Banning plastic is not the solution. It would be important to give packaging material a sense of value. In the general public, the perception prevails that metal has a value and that goes as far as copper piping being stolen. Plastic packaging must, therefore, be perceived as valuable.
Here, it is important to raise awareness among the population that will result in collected plastic being recompensed and, if need be, also in monetary value. That could ensure that plastic waste is not just carelessly thrown away to end up in the environment.
It continues on and on
In our sector, as far as the world is concerned, a definitive word is never spoken, because, time and again, there are new challenges which we must confront.
Here at WOLF PLASTICS we are ready.