Reusing production materials

reducing new plastic

Modiform is committed to reusing production materials where possible. By recycling internally, reusing products, and opting for recyclable materials, we can preserve our raw materials. Over the past 30 years, we have been able to drastically reduce our start-up loss in the production of our foils. Each year, we grind and reuse 750,000 kilograms of start-up materials.

Even after making the foil, we continue to use our materials efficiently. All the trimmings are re-ground and incorporated in our production process once more. In this way, we process 2,600,000 kilograms of cutting waste per year. The equivalent of more than 100 lorries!

And finally, even our ‘polluted’ recycled plastic – that has been separated by the sieves – is not wasted. These 100,000 kilograms per year are not incinerated or thrown away but are cleaned by our partners to create other products. We also collect more than 2,000 tonnes of PS from the supply chain and process this at our in-house recycling line in Leusden. By constantly reusing recyclable production materials, we can save on many kilograms of new material and, in doing so, help close the material loop.