Renewi to supply recycled plastics to Philips coffee machine

Recycled-content plastics will be supplied by the waste management firm’s Coolrec subsidiary.

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February 23, 2018

United Kingdom-based Renewi plc has announced it has started supplying recycled-content plastics it processes to Philips to make the appliance company’s Senseo Original line of coffee machines.

The recycled-content plastic is supplied via Coolrec, Renewi’s electronic scrap recycling subsidiary, which supplies recycled plastics from old or defective Philips appliances that comprise nearly 16 percent of the total plastic weight.

The recycled plastics are used for the black bottom plate of the Senseo Original, and Renewi describes the polymer as heat-resistant, with no odor and as not being visibly different to a component made from virgin materials.

Coolrec and Philips have worked together on other projects, including a vacuum cleaner that is made from 36 percent recycled plastic, according to Renewi.

Coolrec, headquartered in the Netherlands, has eight locations in four countries.