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Recycled material

 

 New advances in the use of recycled plastics 

 

In 2014, the Group intensified its work on the use of recycled
plastics in its products: working with recycling companies to improve the quality of the plastics concerned, of their compliance with regulations, carrying out injection and prototype tests, launching pre-production runs etc.
 
Some of the projects will be finalised in 2015, such as steam generator housing made from recycled such as steam generator housing made from recycled polypropylene.  Test have already started on espresso machine parts made from recycled ABS. It's worth noting that these plastics come from recycled electric and electronic appliances, and so the circle is complete.

 

 

 A 100% recycled fan     

AsiaFan, Groupe SEB's Vietnamese subsidiary specialising in fans launched a range of plastic, 100% recycled products in 2013. Since May,Vietnamese consumers have been able to purchase a wall or desk fan made from fully recycled polypropylene plastic. The range, which comes in blue, was rolled out in October to include a free-standing fan made from 100% recycled ABS. With these new launches Asia Fan confirms its leading position in fans in Vietnam and it is already planning to launch new models in different colours.

 

Jacqueline Foucard

 The Natura range: the culinary eco-attitude

Cooking respecting the environment, this is the commitment taken by the Tefal brand for its consumers, more and more worried about their impact on their environment . That's why Tefal launched Natura, an environmentally friendly range including cookers, casseroles, woks and pans made from 100% recycled aluminium. This range was then expanded to include bakeware and oven dishes and since 2012 now also features new pans with fixed or removable Ingenio handles. These new models are entirely made in France because the brand prioritises local supplies of aluminium (France, Haute-Savoie), minimising the environmental impact of transport. This impact is reduced still further because the manufacturing of recycled aluminium requires 95% less energy than classic aluminium.