Sulprint believes that there is a responsibility shared between the manufacturers of products that are for consumption, retailers, industries, and the representative entities. With this vision, it is part of the Setorial de Logística Reversa (sectorial agreement of reverse logistics), which will be started by the 12 world cup host cities; these represent 38% of the country’s waste. There will be a financial contribution of 70 million over the next 3 years, which will be invested in opening 376 recycling cooperatives, 600 collection points, among others, generating conditions for the trash to arrive at a location for recycling and, after going through the process, go back to the industry and is renewed in a new product, completing the packaging cycle.
Reduction of CO2 emission
Sulprint also works heavily in the film thickness reduction, developing new formulas with higher mechanical strength polymers. Actions aimed at the reduction of CO2, due to decrease of resins used in the manufacturing of new products, also saving in transportation, storage, and quantity to be collected and recycled.
Transformation of scraps
With a focus on continuous reduction of consumption of raw materials, Sulprint transformed its extrusion sector, so that all the waste from this process, return as raw material for new films of polyethylene and polypropylene.
For this, the company has implemented two recycling processes. One that takes advantage of the trimmings in line and another that recycles the other scraps, such as those of the machine setup. With these recycled materials, it develops films for promotional banners.
All scraps from other processes, such as conversion, which received ink or adhesive and, in turn, cannot be recycled as crystal resin, goes for recycling in a partner company of Sulprint, which produces injected.