U.S. protective case manufacturer Pelican Products reports that – “on a mission to become a leader in sustainability“ – it is now aiming to recycle every scrap of reusable material from its production processes. Through a partnership with Dutch Schmitz Foam Recycling, Peli Products, the company’s European arm, is now able to recycle the excess foam produced at its Case Centre in the U.K., the company said. The excess foam will be reground and shipped to Schmitz in the Netherlands. Since the late 1980s, Schmitz has been fully committed to collecting and processing high-quality foam from around the world to give it a meaningful purpose.
By giving Peli’s excess foam a new life, Schmitz prevents it from being disposed of in incinerators or ending up in landfills; this consequently reduces the use of fossil fuels to produce new, fresh foam, thus reducing Peli’s carbon footprint.
Peli says its cases are fully recyclable and support the European Commission’s approach to waste management and the Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC). However, Peli also emphasizes that the cases are not single-use plastic products that must be recycled. Peli guarantees that its injection-molded products are reusable and made from the highest quality materials available on the market today to ensure the product will last a lifetime against breakage or manufacturing defects.