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Van Werven is a plastic recycling innovator from the Netherlands. We developed a unique treatment, executed at our facilities.

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Plastic waste recycling
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Plastic waste recycling

Van Werven is a plastic recycling innovator from the Netherlands. We have developed a unique treatment and process for post consumer plastics, which is followed at our facilities in the Netherlands, England, Denmark and Germany. 99% of the plastics we handle are re-used in high-end products.

Processing plastics from waste streams

We specialize in processing waste plastics from recycling companies, transfer stations, recycling centres, waste collectors and factory production waste. Our goal is to convert as much of the plastics presented as possible for re-use. We have developed a process for this whereby we sort, clean and grind plastics. In this process we aim to meet the strict quality standards of our customers, who use these recycled materials to produce new products which are required to have a significant recycled content.

Processing plastics from waste flows
Clean and pure

Clean and pure

Mixed plastics streams can contain up to 20 different types of plastic and we separate them all, using various separation processes including NIR. We make the product as clean and pure as possible and are able to remove iron, aluminium, copper and stainless steel which results in our fractions having 95% + purity. This enables our customers to manufacture high-end products, such as car dashboards and pipelines, which can be recycled over and over again.

We recycle 600,000 cubic metres of mixed plastics every year, enough to fill a large football stadium.

Benefit

We collect plastic waste at our facilities in Selby (UK), Germany (Essen), Antwerp(Belgium) Denmark (different locations) and Biddinghuizen (Holland). Sending plastic waste to Van Werven often results in a cost benefit compared to waste incineration or disposal to landfill. In many cases we pay compensation for the plastics.

Benefit
Cradle to cradle

Cradle to cradle

The growth of the World population and economies has created an increased demand for raw materials. To prevent possible shortages in the future, governments and individuals are embracing this new initiative and are striving to build a circular economy.

99% of the plastics we collect are re-used in high-end products such as car dashboards and pipelines, which can be recycled over and over again. Our recycled plastics, which are ready for re-use help many multinational company’s to reach their sustainable development goals. With every kilogram of recycled plastics, we save 2.5 kilogram in CO2 emissions.

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Plastic waste

Mixed rigid plastics

Mixed rigid plastics

Post industrial rigid plastics

Post industrial rigid plastics

PE and PP

PE and PP

Trays/flowerpots

Trays/flowerpots

Products

Grinded PE

Grinded PE

Grinded PP

Grinded PP

Grinded PE/PP

Grinded PE/PP

Grinded PVC

Grinded PVC

About

Van Werven is a family business, founded in 1945, in the small town of Oldebroek, in the Netherlands. Beginning as an agriculture service company, buying the tractor no one could afford separately, but together they could. This is still the ethos of Van Werven: Co-operative thinking, Together we aim for real solutions.

Today Van Werven is a specialized service provider working on projects in the area of earthworks, civil engineering, forestry, residential and non-residential construction, waste collection and processing, transport, biomass and plastic recycling. These activities are to serve private individuals, SMEs, governments, infrastructure and construction contractors as well as industrial companies in the area of energy and plastic production.

Van Werven UK Ltd.
Whitemore Business Park
Y086EG Cliffe Common, Selby
Tel: 0044 175 728 2110
Fax: 0044 175 728 9220
Email: info@vanwerven.co.uk

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