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Werner & Mertz Professional presents its first PE-bottle based on 100% Post-Consumer-Recycled (PCR) HDPE
tana Chemie GmbH, professional division of the Werner & Mertz Group underlines its reputation for being the pioneer of holistically sustainable and high-performance hygiene solutions in the professional cleaning segment. As the first ones in the professional cleaning industry, the products from the green care PROFESSIONAL line will be presented in its 1L “Wellfeel-bottle” based on 100 % Post-Consumer-Recycled HDPE.
By using secondary raw material sources (PCR), which are unused so far e.g. from the mixed packaging collection, Werner & Mertz Professional succeeded to close the technical cycle while following the Cradle-to-Cradle®-philosophy at the same time. Already having achieved pioneer work in the field of PET bottles from mixed packaging collection Werner & Mertz Professional was able to build upon this knowledge and further develop this world innovation with transluscent PE material. This guarantees that the mixed packaging collection will not be supplied in the thermal utilization process avoiding the creation of harmful CO2 gases during combustion.
For the implementation, especially the colourless and white HDPE factions are used. Moreover, colouring of the plastic is avoided as this is the only way to continue maintaining a recyclate in the technical cycle and make sure the used bottles can serve as raw material source for new bottles.
Together with the DSD – Duales System Holding GmbH & Co. KG, better known as Green Dot and the bottle manufacturer Alpla-Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Co KG, it was possible to identify a recyclate (Brand: Systalen®), which makes it possible to guarantee all stability characteristics of former used materials. Additionally, the design stayed exactly the same. An outstanding pioneer performance in support of real cycles and protection of endless resources.
The implementation will start in September 2016 with green care PROFESSIONAL TANET SR15, the High Performance Floor- and Surface Cleaner and will expand over the whole green care PROFESSIONAL 1L product portfolio. An additional significant contribution to the protection of resources and to the responsible unity of humans and nature.
Werner & Mertz Professional was established in 1971 and is the pioneer in integrally sustainable high performing, cleaning and sanitizing products for professional sectors like Facility Care, Foodservice, Health Care, Lodging and Food Processing. tana PROFESSIONAL andgreen care PROFESSIONAL are the two European leading brands of the Professional Division.