Prize-winning cap

Prize-winning capNew products from waste: Werner & Mertz, HEINZ PLASTICS and Der Grüne Punkt have developed a rather special flip-top closure in the “Recyclate Initiative”. It is made entirely from polypropylene recyclate that Der Grüne Punkt obtains from the Yellow Sack and the Yellow Bin. HEINZ PLASTICS uses it to manufacture the new closures for the 750-milliliter lemon-cleaner bottle from FROSCH. The green coloring, too, is sustainable, and meets the “Cradle to Cradle” requirements. The closure has passed numerous endurance tests, and is now on the supermarket shelves. This innovation, for which the initiative has been awarded the 2017 German Packaging Prize, closes the cycle for another type of plastic. “With the Recyclate Initiative launched by Werner & Mertz, we are showing what is possible nowadays in terms of plastics recycling,” says Michael Wiener, CEO of Der Grüne Punkt. In future, further products of the FROSCH brand are to be fitted with the sustainable closures.