Our daily routines are unthinkable without plastic products, but the resulting waste poses a major issue, and not just for the environment. A plastic energy chain, however, is not comparable with plastic packaging or other disposable plastic products.
But what happens when a plastic energy chain reaches its maximum service life?
At the end of their service life, energy chains are normally disposed of with other plastic waste. True recycling rarely occurs, since so-called grinding (processing waste into usable granulate) is very costly.
We at igus® accept that responsibility and want to contribute to reducing plastic waste and improving recycling with the "igus® Chainge Recycling Program":
HAVE YOUR ENERGY CHAINS PROCESSED AS PART OF THE igus® RECYCLING PROGRAM – NO MATTER WHICH MANUFACTURER THEY CAME FROM.
The EU is also working on new rules governing the use of recycled plastic, aiming at a 25% recycling rate for plastic processing by 2025.
You can send us different energy chains in the same package. We will weigh, separate and clean the material so that it can be recycled and re-integrated into the production process. You will receive an igus® voucher based on the nett weight.
We are the largest manufacturer of plastic energy chains in the world and have been adding re-granulated material from in-house production to suitable products for years.