Circular economy at PWS

PWS strategy to contribute to a circular economy

A modern circular economy goes well beyond recycling. At PWS, materials and products are developed from the outset to be rented, reused, repaired, refurbished and finally recycled at the real end of their service life. The life cycle of our products can be significantly extended in this way. PWS is applying its circular economy model in four fields:

    • Adaptive development for later reuse

    • Maintenance and repair for an extended service life

    • Parts harvesting

    • Recycling


A circuit close to the user (see picture to the left) increases the added value for the circular economy and has a direct impact on a product’s ecological footprint and greenhouse gas emissions.

The longer the service life of a product and the more the products and their parts are reused, the lower the raw material needs will be. Products will only be recycled at the end of their life cycle in order to transform them into new products. 

All PWS bins can be manufactured with up to 100% recycled plastic. New studies show that the same plastic can be recycled at least 10 times without the properties of the plastic deteriorating. With a life of 10-15 years, the same plastic can be used in waste containers for at least 100-150 years.

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