By incorporating post-consumer and post-industrial recycled content, we are proud to contribute to a circular economy, where materials are continuously reused and repurposed.

In the ever-changing landscape of Australia, the power of both post-consumer (PCR) and post-industrial (PIR) recycled content holds the key to unlocking a sustainable and responsible future for resource management.

Post Consumer Recycle (PCR)

Post-consumer recycling is the process of recycling materials that have been used and discarded. These materials are collected after they have fulfilled their primary purpose, and transformed into new products.

Post-consumer recycling aims to divert waste from landfills, conserve natural resources, and reduce the environmental impact associated with the production of new materials.

Post Industrial Recycle (PIR)

Post-industrial recycling is the process of recycling materials that are generated during the manufacturing process. Materials such as trimmings and offcuts are collected, processed, and reintroduced back into the manufacturing process as raw materials.

Post-industrial recycling is an essential part of sustainable manufacturing practices, as it reduces the consumption of virgin resources and minimizes waste.

Benefits of Recycled Content

Environmental Conservation

Diverting waste from landfills and incorporating it back into the production cycle reduces the need for raw materials, and minimises the environmental impact associated with processing virgin resources.

Waste Reduction

Australia faces a significant waste management challenge, and embracing recycled content is a powerful solution. It encourages a shift from the traditional linear “take-make-dispose” model to a circular economy approach. Reusing and recycling materials, minimises waste generation, reducing landfill volumes, and alleviating the strain on waste management infrastructure.

Energy and Emissions Savings

Incorporating recycled content in the manufacturing processes often requires less energy compared to using virgin materials. This translates into reduced greenhouse gas emissions, helping Australia meet its climate change commitments and fostering a greener future.

Community Engagement and Education

The adoption of recycled content raises awareness about recycling, waste reduction, and the importance of responsible consumption. By engaging in recycling initiatives and providing education about the value of recycled materials, we can empower individuals to make sustainable choices.

Market Demand and Reputation

Consumers are increasingly seeking environmentally friendly products. Incorporating recycled content in your offerings demonstrates a commitment to sustainability and can enhance your brand reputation.

Recycled Content at Sancell

At Sancell, our commitment to sustainability has been at the core of our operations for well over a decade. We take great pride in incorporating post-industrial recycled content into our products, breathing new life into valuable materials, and making a positive impact on the environment. More recently, we have taken a significant step forward by embracing the industry’s holy grail – post-consumer recycle (PCR). We now use recycled waste sourced locally from Australia, further strengthening our dedication to supporting the environment.

Our signature material Phoenix, which includes 25% PCR and 25% PIR, stands as a testament to our sustainable practices. Our flagship products, standard bubble, Silver Sheen Thermal Liners and Bags, and Armour Padded Mailer Bags, now include a remarkable 50% recycled content.

These products go beyond using recycled content – they are also reusable and 100% recyclable. This means that they can serve as closed-loop solutions and reenter the recycling process through post-consumer recycle technology.

By incorporating post-consumer and post-industrial recycled content, we proudly contribute to a thriving circular economy, minimising waste and preserving our precious resources.

The Crucial Role of Recycled Content in Sustainability