Submitted by: Synthesia, a.s.
Implemented country: Czech Republic
Title: Use of waste and recyclable materials in the production of plastics for furnishings
The presenter has produced plastic for under layering furniture out of the raw material A-PET for the Ikea company. It now uses a substitute which is out of waste matter instead of the original raw material. This waste used to be disposed of in incinerators. Waste sawdust from the production goes through the agglomeration of a subsidiary company and is brought back into the production line. In the further production it is mixed with granulate from Pet bottles (either bought or crushed in the company) The aim is to substitute 50% of the original raw material with recycled material. This is annually the use of 725 tons of recycled material from PET bottles and waste sawdust.