Bicsma attaches great value to ecological awareness. In the purchase, development and use of its resources, the company is always looking for the most sustainable solutions. The past years, Bicsma has been able to introduce sustainable innovations throughout its entire portfolio. For example, the number of kilogrammes of waste has been reduced to a minimum, while its package materials are now fully recyclable.
The weight of the PET-bottles used by Bicsma has decreased 7 grammes over the past two years. In addition, the percentage of recycled material used for each new bottle is now no less than 26%. Smart innovations are responsible for this achievement, such as new bottle caps. All of these inventions are implemented without compromising the strictest quality requirements. After all, Bicsma guarantees its customers and the market a quality that is constant.
Given Bicsma’s emphasis on innovation and sustainability, the re-use of PET-bottles plays an important role. In a recycle process, collected deposit bottles and packages are given a new destination. Bicsma collects these bottles itself, while one of its partners manufactures new ones. In this way, a large part of the bottles are re-used in the production of new ones.
Innovation also implies the reduction of energy use. Together with the energy sector, Bicsma has committed itself to a long-term agreement on some explicit objectives in this context. One goal is to use 30% less energy in the production of its products within a period of five years. Next, Bicsma’s use of green energy has to increase to 40%. In addition, an arrangement has been made with the co-users of the Breukelerwaard industrial area to decrease their use of water.