LEUSDEN, Netherlands: Modiform’s ecoExpert products have been approved by Cyclos, an independent body, and are now certified for recycling in EU countries, the United Kingdom, Norway, and Switzerland. The ecoExpert Cyclos certificate demonstrates that ecoExpert products are recyclable and help to close the material loop.
According to Modiform Cyclos certification is a milestone as it means that growers, retailers, and consumers can be confident that these packaging solutions contribute to a more sustainable world.
The ecoExpert line is made of 100 per cent recycled cardboard from FSC-certified sources and is fully biodegradable after use. After our ecoExpert products have been used, they can be disposed of with waste paper. If they’re not, they also pose no harm to the environment or animals and biodegrade within a year. The biodegradable wax makes these products water-resistant while the long cardboard fibres provide strength. As such, ecoExpert products offer growers an alternative to plastic at the start of the supply chain and provide both retailers and consumers with natural products. The product range includes pots, trays, carry packs, and punnets.
“We knew that our ecoExpert products are easily recyclable, but we still think it’s important to prove this with a Cyclos certificate. That way, growers and retailers can be sure that ecoExpert is an excellent, sustainable choice. This independent certification also highlights our ambitions: with the right materials, techniques, and technologies, we can lower our products’ environmental impact. The material loop must and can be closed, and making products with alternative materials such as cardboard pulp is a huge step in the right direction. ‘This is part of our Closed Loop Commitment, which also involves us sharing our knowledge and committing to making recycled and recyclable products. We make sure we stay up to date with laws and requirements on a European and national level. It’s important that growers make the right choice in terms of consumer products, so that they can actually be recycled in the country of purchase and use. The Cyclos certificate provides absolute clarity in this regard,’ says Arie den Hertog, ecoExport product manager at Modiform.