Topdental are proud to announce that we will be switching the material used in our large wet wipe dispenser tubs to a High Density Polyethylene that contains 35% PCR or recycled plastic.
Tubs will remain the same shape and size, etc – just a little more environmentally friendly!
Post Consumer Waste Recycling
PCR stands for post-consumer recycled. PCR plastic products are constructed from waste plastic materials from all types of industries. Post-consumer waste is the world’s largest waste stream so anything we can do to help reduce this can be beneficial to all.
By incorporating recycled plastic into new products, the demand for virgin plastic is reduced, leading to energy savings and decreased greenhouse gas emissions.
Producing plastic from virgin materials requires extracting and processing non-renewable resources, such as petroleum or natural gas. By utilizing recycled plastic, we can conserve these valuable resources for other essential purposes.
Plastic waste is a significant global problem. By incorporating recycled plastic into new products, we can help reduce the amount of plastic waste accumulating in the environment, including oceans, rivers, and landfills.
Recycling plastic reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills or incineration, which helps conserve natural resources and reduces the environmental impact associated with plastic production.
Many consumers are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious and prefer products that demonstrate sustainable practices. Using recycled plastic is a positive step which is recognised by environmentally aware consumers, potentially enhancing the reputation and marketability of products.
Using recycled plastic is an essential component of a circular economy, where materials are reused and recycled, rather than disposed of after single use.
Incorporating recycled plastic into new products promotes the concept of closing the loop and creating a more sustainable and resource-efficient system.
Unlike other manufactures who only produce dispenser tubs, our wipe tubs are refillable with our economic wipe refill packs and the tubs can also still be recycled when they come to the end of their life.
*This change to PCR plastic only applies to the main canister and not to the lid/cap which is made from PET and is also recyclable.