January 12, 2017 5:05 pm Published by 21 Comments

Can we develop products with Recycled Plastic?


He plastic you can take advantage of many ways and that is where the recycling plays a decisive role. At 2015 carried out the awards "Best Recycled Product", competencia que realiza la organización “European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organizations” (EPRO), which gives recognition to the best products made with recycled plastic. Scandinavian Business Seating, plastic strap and recycled yogurt pots, were the winning products. The purpose of these awards is to generate awareness about the use of this material and its implications on the environment.

That is why large organizations should follow this example and make products with recycled material, in this way, They reaffirm their commitment to the planet and encourage consumers to sue friendly products environment. Some things made from recycled plastic are already on the market are: clothes, handbags, straps, glasses, chairs, lamps, tables and elements for playgrounds.


In Colombia of "11.6 million tons of solid waste generated per year, Only advantage from a 17 percent, according to official figures " (The Colombian). In this order of ideas, "during the 2015 in the country they recovered from 3.000 Y 3.500 tons of PET packaging (teleftato of polietileno), It is representing only 26% of the total" (The Republic). Ignorance of the benefits of recycling creates a threat to the environment and a loss in what could be a business opportunity.

According to a study by Enka de Colombia, Japan is the most recycled bottles country made with a Pet 78% and Colombia only reuses 22%, It is located below the world average of 41%. In our country, the cities where it is recycled are Bogotá, Medellin and Cali.


In Cali, the Foundation for Scientific Research and Technological Development highlights, FICIDET, who through their project BRICKARP, architectural building houses with recycled plastic. Other products made with this material are the poles, either to use gardening (small posts) or for extensive livestock such as cows and horses (large positions), also they use wood to create plastic pallets, which serve as packing houses to transport them from one place to another. FICIDET stands out for its excellent work to protect the environment and to innovate in the creation of products with materials 100% recycling.


General Manager Coopserp – Jesus Cruz Bolanos Hermes

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