Our commitment to a better environment.
Earlier this year, we let you know that HSV is participating in Operation Clean Sweep (OCS), the global environmental programme against waste materials and litter.
High time for an update on our commitment against waste and our contribution to a better environment.
No waste released into the environment
It seems like the most obvious thing in the world: to ensure that no waste ends up in the environment, you dispose of your waste in a bin, sort out materials that can be recycled, and hand them in separately. Even so, there is still a lot of ground to gain and an urgent need to make it happen. Is the environment already a top priority for you?
A better environment and zero waste: how HSV is taking part
As the particle foam engineers at HSV, we believe that a better environment starts with our own commitment, which is why we aim to achieve zero waste. Our efforts range from sustainable energy to waste prevention, using our resources sparingly, and recycling and reusing particle foams. That applies throughout all layers of our organisation, in how we work, and in the sustainable products that are manufactured for our clients. To keep reducing environmental impact and to achieve zero waste:
- We keep our outdoor areas and production sites clean
- We identify and address possible sources of pollution
- We take measures to prevent spills of pellets (raw materials), beads (expanded plastic) and residual materials
- HSV acts as an EPP & EPS recycling point for our clients
- Products and semi-manufactured products are manufactured using sustainable steam & green electricity
- Our clients can opt to use recyclate (recycled material) to realise their sustainable product or shaped component
Within the near future, OCS will also become a standard topic in the periodic toolbox meetings for our employees. The particle foam engineers at HSV continue to develop and take the next steps that are necessary for a better environment and a sustainable future.
Products made from particle foam are sustainable. Particle foams are lightweight, contributing to lower CO2 emissions and energy consumption in logistical solutions. After use, they can easily be completely recycled over and over while retaining valuable properties. These properties make particle foams a very environmentally friendly and sustainable choice for many applications and within a wide range of sectors.
Recyclate for high-quality plastic products and shaped components
HSV is circular. Particle foams are collected, recycled and used as raw material for the production of new, high-quality plastic products and shaped components. We offer you the option of using recycling materials (recyclate). This comes with a number of advantages:
- Valuable raw materials are retained
- Less energy is required during the production process, compared to the use of virgin granulate
- Smaller CO2 footprint
Using this approach, environmental considerations are taken into account at all levels, we implement smart savings on your behalf, and you get a product that meets your standards of quality.
Would you like to develop a sustainable product? Request the Feasibility study
Do you want to have a sustainable product or shaped component developed, and would you like to check the feasibility of your product design or redesign? As early as the initial phase of the product design, you can call on the particle foam engineers at HSV to request a feasibility study. You will receive advice without any obligations, gain insight into the options for your sustainable finished and/or semi-manufactured product, and find out how long production will take, accompanied by an initial estimate of the costs.
About Operation Clean Sweep
Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS) started over 25 years ago. This global initiative takes action to prevent waste materials and litter from being released into the environment. Discover more about Operation Clean Sweep.
The European Commission expects the plastic industry to provide transparent and quantitative proof by 2024 that there has been a reduction in pellet loss and that tangible steps have been taken to prevent pellets from ending up in the environment. HSV is taking responsibility for its part. Read more about sustainable HSV initiatives.