Packaging / waste

Packaging – making new from old

We make sure our packaging has as little impact on the environment as possible. To achieve this, whenever possible we use packaging materials that are recycled or at least that can be recycled.

We maintain a constant dialogue with the packaging industry and are always looking for ways to improve. For example, we now make some of parts of our Refillable Ant Bait Station from a new kind of plastic, which is completely compostable.

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Furthermore, in our printing processes we do not use any special metallic colours and only use dye dispersions.

By recycling our packaging we help to save CO2 equivalents,  because this reduces the use of valuable primary raw materials in packaging. In 2010, Neudorff products helped to achieve a CO2 saving of 162 tonnes. This amount corresponds to the CO2 emitted in a year by a compact car travelling 1.2 million kilometres.

This figure was calculated by the recycling enterprise Dual System Germany (DSD - Duales System deutschland). For our contribution to climate protection the DSD has adopted an area in the “Grünhaus” land recultivation area in Lusatia (Lausitz) managed by the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union Germany (NABU - Naturschutzbund Deutschland).

We are continually forced to alter packaging because of changes to legislation governing plant protection products and fertilisers. Such changes usually mean that supplies of old packaging can no longer be used. We endeavour to give these old supplies separated by type to recycling companies, who are then able to process them appropriately. Obviously, this requires more effort on our part than disposing of everything by means of thermal utilisation, i.e.waste incineration. For the environment, however, it is far more sustainable. For example, in the 2012 financial year we were able to recycle over 5 tonnes of plastic.