We power the world with sustainable reusable solutions

Sustainability has always been a driving force

As a manufacturer of reusable solutions, the concept of sustainability is deeply rooted in our corporate culture. We started producing the first reusable transport solutions back in 1985. Since then, we have been a driving force for reusable packaging for a sustainable circular economy. 

Our reusable solutions contribute to sustainability. In contrast to disposable packaging, they can be used for many years. As a result, we reduce the consumption of raw materials and help to avoid packaging waste. But for us, this is only the first step. In a time of dwindling resources and ecological problems, sustainability is an issue that concerns us all. We are aware that our planet's resources are limited and that it is our responsibility to use them as sparingly as possible.

We want to break new ground with our innovative solutions - together with you. Our goal is a future in which only climate-neutral reusable transport packaging is used. We are working hard to achieve this!

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Our sustainability strategy for a future worth living

We see sustainability as a holistic principle that includes more than just ecological aspects. As a family business, we are aware of our social responsibility towards our employees and society. We are committed to the idea of reusability and invest in long-term sustainable development that has a positive impact on people and the environment.

Social, ecological and economic aspects are equally important to us as a family business. That is why our sustainability strategy is based on the three-pillar model.

Ecological
sustainability

Economic
sustainability

Social
sustainability

Our goal is to use by 2030 only energy from renewable sources. We already produce part of our energy with our own photovoltaic systems. By using solar energy, we are making a sustainable contribution to reducing our carbon footprint and reducing our dependence on conventional energy sources.

Reduction instead of compensation - that is the theme we follow in order to minimize our ecological footprint in the long term. The specialists in our energy team identify potential savings, implement actions to improve our energy efficiency and upgrade renewable energies. 

  • Continuous investment in state-of-the-art machinery and plant technology
  • Use of energy-efficient injection molding machines
  • Heat recovery from production to heat and air-condition the administration building
  • Establishment of peak load management
  • Replacement of the compressed air infrastructure with regulated compressors
  • Conversion to LED lighting

Within the framework of circular economy, our reusable transport solutions are not simply disposed of at the end of their life cycle, but returned to the production cycle. This reduces the need for disposable packaging and conserves resources. With a sustainable circular economy, we are helping to reduce the impact on our environment.

Recycling
Service

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Our reusable solutions are carefully designed and manufactured to ensure high quality and durability. They can be used for various applications, from storage and logistics to the food industry. After use, the products are taken back, cleaned and prepared for reuse.

We preserve valuable resources by using recycled materials such as our specially developed bekuplast quality compound (BQC). For the production of food containers, we only use regrind that derive from closed pools of food-safe containers.

Our goal in the future is to manufacture our reusable solutions in a completely climate-neutral way. We want to achieve this by reducing CO2 emissions instead of offsetting them. Unfortunately, the path to climate neutrality cannot be realized overnight. For this reason, we currently offer our customers all products as climate-neutral on request. With our climate-neutral products, the unavoidable CO2 emissions are offset by supporting tested and certified climate protection projects.

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The striking characteristics of us are the independence as a family business and a high degree of self-financing - today and in the future. We will continue to use a significant portion of our cash flows to invest in innovation and efficiency improvements. This ensures that we can always offer our customers advanced solutions that meet their requirements.

Industrieroboter in Aktion an einer automatisierten Fertigungslinie in einem Familienunternehmen

We rely on the digitalization and automation of processes to achieve our sustainability goals. By using new technologies, we can increase efficiency, reduce energy consumption and cut CO2 emissions. We want to combine economic goals and ecological responsibility for a sustainable future. 

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We recognized the trend towards automated storage and logistics solutions at an early stage and specialized in the development of returnable solutions for use in automated processes. As a pioneer in the industry, our technologies  are always up to date and we use state-of-the-art production processes. This enables us to offer our customers innovative products that give them a competitive advantage.

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Customer orientation is not only an important value for us, but also a key to economic sustainability. By focussing on the needs of our customers, we create long-term relationships and a solid basis for sustainable growth and the positive development of our company. We maintain long-term customer relationships and use our customers' feedback to develop innovative solutions. 

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We attach particular importance to actively involving all employees and creating an attractive working environment. In line with our corporate values, we want to foster a culture of open communication and respectful interaction. As a family-owned company, it is important to us to adapt our workplaces and working time models to the compatibility of career and family. 

Zwei Mitarbeiter, ein Auszubildender und ein erfahrener Techniker, arbeiten gemeinsam an einer Maschine in einer Werkstatt

The well-being and health of our employees are very important to us. That is why we have implemented a company health management system. The focus here is on measures to promote physical and mental health. For example, we offer regular health checks. Our aim is to create a positive working environment in which our employees feel comfortable. 

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We are aware of our responsibility towards our employees and do everything we can to ensure that they can work in a safe and healthy working environment. Our primary goal is to prevent accidents and injuries in the workplace. For this purpose, we have implemented strict safety guidelines and procedures, continuously train safety officers and train our employees. In addition, we carry out monthly inspections with external occupational safety specialists and use the knowledge gained for continuous improvement.

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The continuous training and further education of our employees is of particular important to us. We are an award-winning "IHK Top Training Company" and offer trainees excellent development prospects. Every year, our dedicated apprentices train new entrants in all areas of our company. At the same time, we invest in the further training of our employees in order to strengthen their skills and expand their career opportunities. We are convinced that high-quality training and development is the key to success - both for our employees and for our company.

Auszubildender und Ausbilder arbeiten zusammen an einer automatisierten Roboterfertigungslinie

For us, social sustainability is a central element of our corporate philosophy. We support various charitable initiatives, such as aid measures for children or war victims, as well as regional projects and sports clubs. It is important to us to make a contribution to improving the lives of other people and thus have a positive impact on society.

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Sustainability performance honored with EcoVadis silver medal

We not only make a valuable contribution to greater sustainability with our products, but also keep an eye on their manufacturing process. For this reason, we have decided to undergo a sustainability assessment by EcoVadis.

EcoVadis is considered as a reliable and leading global provider of sustainability assessments. The EcoVadis analysis takes into account a wide range of criteria from the areas of climate, environment, working conditions, human rights, ethics and the procurement of materials and raw materials. EcoVadis' assessment criteria are based on international standards. The results of our sustainability assessment by EcoVadis are documented in a scorecard. Our business partners can use this assessment to understand how sustainably we work.

The 2023 assessment result gives us a positive outlook for the future: bekuplast GmbH in Ringe is among the top 25 percent of all companies assessed and has been awarded the EcoVadis silver medal. 

Certifications

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Circular economy - a sustainable concept

The advantages of reusable packaging are obvious. Multiple use preserves valuable resources and saves costs. Plastic containers are very durable, but even the best quality plastic container will eventually become disused. However, its use does not necessarily have to end with its life cycle: Recycling is the solution!

Old or destroyed plastic containers are separated by type, shredded, ground and reprocessed in a compounder for further processing. In terms of quality and material properties, the regranulate obtained in this way is in no way inferior to comparable virgin material. 

For the production of food containers from recycled material, we only use certified material that meets the strict legal quality guidelines. The regrind used comes from closed pools of food-safe containers and can therefore be used to produce new food containers. If you would like to have your old containers recycled, we look forward to hearing from you!

Robuste Mehrwegbehälter zur sicheren Lagerung und zum Transport von Waren

Reusable solutions

Our reusable containers provide optimum protection for goods during storage and transport. The plastic containers are stable, durable and developed for long-term professional use.

Langlebige Mehrwegbehälter, die für verschiedene branchenspezifische Logistikzyklen konzipiert sind

Reusable containers in use

Our reusable containers are designed for the special requirements of different industries. They are used by our customers in reusable cycles and enable efficient and sustainable logistics. The plastic containers are in use for many years. At the end of their life, they can be recycled and returned to the material cycle.

Recyclingprozess von Mehrwegbehältern, von der Vermahlung bis zur Wiedereinführung ins Materialsystem

Recycling

At the end of their life cycle, our reusable containers can be recycled. The containers are ground, processed and returned to the material cycle.

Effiziente Herstellung von Mehrwegtransportlösungen mit Einsatz von Recyclingmaterialien und erneuerbaren Energien

Production

We produce our reusable transport solutions in a resource-saving manner by using renewable energies and energy-efficient production processes. Wherever possible, we use recycled materials, such as our high-quality compound BQC, to manufacture our reusable transport solutions. Right from the development stage of our products, we focus on optimised, resource-saving use of materials without compromising product properties and quality.

Illustration der Umwandlung von nachwachsenden Rohstoffen in Kunststoffmaterialien für Mehrwegverpackungen

Raw material

Plastics consist of carbon compounds obtained from crude oil and natural gas. The basis for all carbon-containing resources are renewable raw materials.

Our reusable containers provide optimum protection for goods during storage and transport. The plastic containers are stable, durable and developed for long-term professional use.

Our reusable containers are designed for the special requirements of different industries. They are used by our customers in reusable cycles and enable efficient and sustainable logistics. The plastic containers are in use for many years. At the end of their life, they can be recycled and returned to the material cycle.

At the end of their life cycle, our reusable containers can be recycled. The containers are ground, processed and returned to the material cycle.

We produce our reusable transport solutions in a resource-saving manner by using renewable energies and energy-efficient production processes. Wherever possible, we use recycled materials, such as our high-quality compound BQC, to manufacture our reusable transport solutions. Right from the development stage of our products, we focus on optimised, resource-saving use of materials without compromising product properties and quality.

Plastics consist of carbon compounds obtained from crude oil and natural gas. The basis for all carbon-containing resources are renewable raw materials.

Hand hält recycelte Kunststoffpartikel als Sekundärrohstoff für die Produktion neuer Behälter

Single source Recycling management!

Hand hält recycelte Kunststoffpartikel als Sekundärrohstoff für die Produktion neuer Behälter

We offer our customers the option of taking back old containers, recycling them and reprocessing them. We can organize the entire container management process and the environmentally friendly recycling of containers at the end of their life cycle. 100% transparent, on-time and cost-effective. 

Our service at a glance

  • Purchase of old containers
  • Return of old containers
  • Recycling and compounding by specialized partners
  • Return of the secondary raw material to production
  • Production of new containers

Do you have old containers that you would like to recycle?
Then simply get in touch with us!
purchasing@bekuplast.com

BQC - the resource-saving alternative!

With the bekuplast Quality Compound (BQC), our environmentally friendly reusable transport packaging becomes even more sustainable. BQC is a polypropylene copolymer that consists of at least 50% post-consumer material (PCM). BQC can also contain up to 50% post industrial material (PIM).

With its technical properties, the bekuplast quality compound (BQC) is suitable for storage and transportation applications, even in fully automated processes, and is comparable to completely new plastic. It can be used for all reusable transport packaging that does not come into contact with food.

We are committed to a sustainable future!

With our reusable solutions, we want to drive the change away from single-use packaging towards reusable systems. This is why we are involved in association work. At the same time, we are committed to sustainable environmental protection and the conscious use of resources. 

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Foundation "Initiative Mehrweg"

bekuplast is a member of the Foundation "Initiative Mehrweg". The foundation has set itself the goal of promoting environmental protection and the conservation of resources by increasing the proportion of reusable packaging in all economic sectors.

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RPE Reusable Packaging Europe

bekuplast is an ambassador of the Reusable Packaging Europe (RPE) association, which supports the use of reusable transport packaging in the European Union.

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Climate Partner

In cooperation with Climate Partner, bekuplast offers climate-neutral products on request. CO2 emissions that cannot be avoided in the manufacturing process are offset. Compensation is achieved by supporting certified climate protection projects.

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Round Table for Circular 

bekuplast is a member of the Round Table for Circular Transport Packaging (RCTP). The aim of the association is to promote the use of reusable plastic packaging and thereby reduce plastic waste.

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GKV Code of Conduct

bekuplast fulfills the requirements of the GKV Code of Conduct and is committed to sustainable environmental protection, environmentally friendly production methods and the responsible use of resources within the framework of the Code.

Reusable containers vs. disposable packaging
Plastic containers come out on top in the sustainability chec

Millions of tons of food are wasted every year. One reason for this food waste is the transport packaging, as it has a decisive influence on the damage rate when transporting sensitive products such as fruit and vegetables. Studies by the Fraunhofer Institute show that significantly less packaging damage occurs when using reusable plastic transport packaging than with disposable cardboard packaging. 

The sturdy plastic containers protect sensitive goods much better. They are perfectly tailored to industry-specific requirements and can also be reused for many years in reusable cycles. This conserves valuable resources. An all-round sustainable concept - not only for fresh produce logistics, but also for many other sectors.

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Climate-neutral reusable solutions - a contribution to climate protection

On request, all our reusable products such as containers, pallets and trays are available in a climate-neutral version. Transparency is our top priority, which is why we have chosen to work with ClimatePartner. For all climate-neutral products, it is 100% clear which climate protection project is being invested in to offset the carbon footprint. These climate protection projects, which are tested and certified according to international standards, do demonstrably save CO2 and the success of these projects is documented transparently.

The route to a climate-neutral product 

Together with ClimatePartner, we have determined the CO2 emissions of our products. A product carbon footprint (PCF) has been created for each product. Raw materials, logistics, packaging and disposal were considered according to the common "cradle-to-gate plus end-of-life" approach. Where possible, further measures were taken to avoid and reduce CO2 emissions. All remaining CO2 emissions that cannot be avoided are offset by supporting climate protection projects.

Zwei schwarze Mehrwegbehälter aus Recyclingmaterial, ausgezeichnet mit dem Umweltsiegel „Blauer Engel“

Environmentally friendly containers with the "Blue Angel" label

Zwei schwarze Mehrwegbehälter aus Recyclingmaterial, ausgezeichnet mit dem Umweltsiegel „Blauer Engel“

Our philosophy is to produce reusable packaging that is sustainable and environmentally friendly. Our Euro-container series lightline and basicline made of recycled material are particularly environmentally friendly and have been awarded the recognized environmental seal "The Blue Angel".

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"The Blue Angel" guarantees that our plastic boxes meet the highest environmental, health and quality standards. Our certified containers that have been awarded the "Blue Angel" seal have a demonstrably lower impact on the environment because:

  • valuable resources are conserved through the use of recycled materials and energy-efficient production
  • no substances harmful to the environment or health are used
  • the plastic containers are particularly durable
  • the plastic containers are 100% recyclable
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