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    Cradle to Cradle
    EU Ecolabel
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    ISO 14001
    Nordic Swan
  • ISO 50001
    A.I.S.E. - Charter
    DIN ISO 9001

Our Pioneering Concept: The Recyclate Initiative


Nowadays, million tons of plastic waste are collected and destined for recycling (in Germany, they are collected in yellow bags), but even so the majority of them is incinerated. The re-use of PET recyclates could save thousands of liters of oil and require much less energy to re-produce new plastic.

Werner & Mertz has developed a pioneering concept. Its Recyclate Initiative aims, with the help of a new sorting technology (high-speed laser spectroscopy), to recover recyclate of high quality from the Yellow Bag. With the use of this new sorting technology, we have been able to produce PET bottles made of up to 80% recycled PET waste.

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Werner & Mertz is the first cleaning products manufacturer up-cycling plastic waste

Reinhard Schneider, CEO and owner of Werner & Mertz Group, about the up-cycling of plastic waste into high-quality bottles that are even food safe.