WE CHOOSE TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION! NOT PART OF THE PROBLEM
ONLY 6% OF VIRGIN PLASTIC USED IN OUR PRODUCTION PROCESSES.
The plastic itself is not polluting during its use, indeed it is a highly sustainable material as its production requires less energy than it takes for glass or paper and it is 100% infinitely recyclable. At the end of his life cycle a plastic item becomes an important resource through separate collection and gives life to another item with equal characteristics.
Plastic is not an enemy to fight but rather a friend tobe valued after it has helped us living better!
The recycling of plastic requires less energy than the production of virgin raw material from oil. Less energy, less pollution!
Plastic makes our World more sustainable.
MADE WITH RECYCLED PLASTIC
Nicoli’s 2Second life products are made with recycled polypropilene collected both from industrial post-process waste and post-consumer from separate collection of household waste, re-used and combined with the most advanced technology to create fine products of daily use. Products with 2Second life plastic inside are an effective solution to counteract plastic pollution, air pollution, water pollution and resource scarcity.
Do you want to be part of the changing? Join us and start using 2Second life products!
FACTS & FIGURES
According to several studies, recycling a ton of plastic waste:
Prevent 1.5 ton of greenhouses gasses from contributing to climate change.
Saves as much as 16.3 barrels of oil.
Saves 5,774 Kwh energy equal to TWO 4 people houses.
It generates revenues for the entire supply chain and social benefits greater than the cost of landfilling.
BIOPLASTIC? NOT YET, THANKS
Our commitment to the environment requires us to constantly explore new ways to make sustainable and environmentally friendly products but we believe that BIOPLASTIC to produce pots and planters is not the solution for the moment. There are still too many unknowns regarding the sustainability of its production and its proper disposal at the end of its life while we know well the sustainability of the recycled plastic we use. Did you know that many products made of BIOPLASTIC require dedicated recycling? Check with your municipality or waste collection service before throwing them in the organic or plastic bin.
Many other materials used to manufacture planters are hardly or not at all recyclable? Which side are you on?
Plastic recycling is the key to improve the resource efficiency and achieve important environmental benefits.
WHY DOES A 2SECOND LIFE PLANTER MAKE YOU HAPPY?
• Why does a 2Second life planter make you happy?
• It’s “green” because 100% recyclable.
• It loves plants, it’s beautiful, safe and free of heavy metals.
• It’s produced without any CO2 or fine dust release into the atmosphere.
WE SPARE NO EXPENSE WHEN TALKING ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT
Nicoli promotes the circular economy through the recycling of plastic both from post-consumer and post-process. It’s an eco-sustainable choice even if it increases production costs.
POST-CONSUMER RECYCLED PLASTIC
This is plastic derived from everyday products, transformed into something new. Post-consumer plastic is not easy to recycle; there are economic implications such as collection 1, cleaning and selection 2, reworking and distribution 3-4, transformation 5, as well as physical problems such as color and quality irregularities or contamination with other materials. Products made of post-consumer plastic close the circuit, diverting plastic products from the waste dump allowing them to be transformed into something else. All the recycled plastic we use is certified according to the strictest European standards, this is a guarantee for those who use our products.
POST-PROCESS RECYCLED PLASTIC
This is plastic that has been collected in the plastic molding plant e which is normally thrown away like production waste or color changes. The material is collected 1 and directly re-processed and distributed 2-3 for its transformation 4 into something else. Some molds inevitably produce waste and, in some cases, this happens on a large scale. With this type of recycling there is great control over the type of material, consistency and quality.
Do you want to do something good to close the loop? choose Nicoli, choose a 2Second life planter!
The certified plastic we use is a guarantee for those who choose our products.
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING DETECTABLE
NIR detectable. Most of our planters have already obtained the NIR (near infrared waves) detectable certification from an independent Analysis Laboratory. Therefore, waste treatment plants recognize the material with which our planters or their fragments were produced and will be treated correctly accordingly, enhancing them and putting them back in the cycle to give rise to new plastic objects thus feeding the circular economy.
100% recyclable. Many of our products have already obtained from the CYCLOS-HTP institute the 100% recyclability certificate as they are manufactured without the use of heavy metals and with a carbon black content close or equal to ZERO.
ELECTRICITY FROM 100% RENEWABLE SOURCES.
We costantly strive to make our production more and more sustainable using renewable energy as much as possible. Electricity used is coming from different renewable sources: Solar power is self - produced by our photovoltaic system, wind power is sourced from certfied partners as the hydroelectric power. This is a more costly production process but we want to make our contribution to deliver a better.planet to future generations. The self - produced energy component alone is equivalent to 93.6 tons of CO2 not released into the atmosphere, thus helping to reduce global warming.
Choosing Nicoli products you agree with our target!
WE ARE A GREEN COMPANY WITH A CAPITAL G
100% Eco-friendly packaging. The packagings we use are recycled plastic bags, recycled paper boxes and reusable wood pallets. All labels applied are recyclable with the products itselfs.