SMALL STEPS TO A CLEANER FUTURE
This is what Herrmans does today for the environment.
Plastic is a polymer that can be melted down and reused for new products. Herrmans is recycling about 32 tons of TPE material each year. Wasted material is sent for re-granulation and sends back to Herrmans for reuse. In that way we can mix it again with 80% new material and make new products. The PVC materialwaste is reused directly at the production machine and immediately re-enter the process.
Reused material is mostly for our grips and rimtapes. But also the back of our reflectors are made of a certain percent of reused material. This is also used in some of our chainguards. We are also Reach certificated (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals).
We are also renewing our aftermarket packages. Soon we will have the FSC certification (Forest Stewardship Council) on our packages which means that the paper we have chosen comes from responsible forestry, that takes people and the environment into consideration.
We can do even more, and we will.
Herrmans facilities 2017