Valipac launched in 2018 together with its partners the ‘Clean Site Circular Project’, with the financial support of ‘Circular Flanders’. Its purpose? To re-inject the hoods used for the delivery of construction materials into the value chain as recycled content for the production of new shrink hoods for the construction sector, without any loss of properties. The developed solution is universally applicable to shrink hoods in all industries, unlocking circularity for almost half a million tons of plastic in Europe.
In this demo-project Valipac worked together with the complete value chain:
- Wienerberger, brick manufacturer, committed to using these circular shrink hoods provided that they have the same qualities as the hoods made from virgin material.
- Total developed the appropriate polymer formulation including virgin material and the shrink hood regranulate that was produced by Rymoplast.
- Oerlemans manufactured the hoods from a mix of virgin polymers and regranulate.
- Fema and Go4Circle facilitated the contacts with the building material dealers and collectors/sorting centers.