Let's get circular!
Special Fruit and Connectum together bet on circular economy
Giving food packaging a new life, that's the challenge Special Fruit has taken up together with Connectum. Special Fruit has the materials - used avocado and berry crates made of recycled plastic - Connectum has the technology.
The company grinds the packaging into plastic granules and reuses it in educational toys, covers for water basins and now CO2 - meters.
Currently Special Fruit is making efforts to increase the quality of recycled plastic, at Connectum packaging designers are working on circular design.
"By reusing our food packaging and partnering with Connectum, we as a company are contributing to a more sustainable society," believes François Maes, founder of Special Fruit. "The greenhouse horticulture sector can also use the ClicFLoats and ICOS to provide more green energy, improved water quality and thus greater business security. The focus on collecting and using recycled materials in our packaging stock is fully in line with the European Green Deal to move towards a circular chain model and short chain with growers. For example, Special Fruit's ambition is to operate at least 50% in recycled materials by 2030. Special Fruit remains committed to continuing to look for solutions to reduce the ecological burden on our earth and its inhabitants."