From plastic waste to planter
It looks like a normal planter - but it's not! The CLASSICO Color ECO is the first planter from LECHUZA to be made of 100% recycled plastic* and, like all other planters from LECHUZA, it can be 100% recycled again. Due to this, the ECO line was certified with the German "Blue Angel" ecolabel. The certification was made because at least 80% of the product is made from recycled plastic and pollutants are limited.
At LECHUZA, we are taking another big step towards sustainability with the new ECO line, which is made in Germany. Up until now, the black inserts of all LECHUZA planters have been made made entirely of recycled PIR plastic*, but with the ECO line the outer planter is also made entirely of recylced material. With this, LECHUZA ensures active support of the existing recycling concept - reduce, reuse, recylce
Due to its robust and durable properties, plastic offers optimal conditions for recycling and is therefore ideally suited as the basis for the new ECO line. For the so-called PCR plastic*, which the outer container of the ECO line is made from, plastic waste is shredded into granulate in the recycling plant, melted down and then processed into the raw material for the production of the ECO planters. This means that the containers are not only fully recyclable, but are also made of recycled plastic*.
*The outer container of the ECO line is made of PCR (Post-Consumer Recycling) plastic. Plastic waste from the collection of recyclable materials is shredded into granulate in the recycling plant, melted down and then further processed into the raw material for the production of the ECO Line planters. The inner liner and watering apparatus is made of of PIR plastic, (Post-Industrial Recyclate) which is a waste product from the industrial production of plastics.