#reduceplastic

a solid reason

#reduceplastic

a solid reason

#reduceplastic

a solid reason

Plastic is ubiquitous and it is difficult to conceive of our everyday life without it. But we are learning more and more about the growing risk which plastic represents for us and our environment. For our good ground we recommend pipe systems made of ductile cast iron.

Plastic does not belong in the sea!

Already around 40 % of the supply pipelines for drinking water in Germany are made of different types of plastic. These drinking water pipes are recyclable – you can use them to make other pipes as well as other products such as park benches and foils. The use of recycled plastics in drinking water pipes has its limits: The use of recycled plastics is restricted to the use of returns (residues and cuttings) incurred at the manufacturer, which are not contaminated and not yet put on the market. Ductile iron, on the other hand, is 100 % recyclable to the same quality level. This means that not only the recycling economy but also the circular economy as a whole becomes possible – even in the area of drinking water!

Not only recyclable but also part of the circular economy – more than solid reasons.

Plastic does not belong in the sea! And not in our soil either. And least of all in our drinking water!

Locally sourced mains water supplied via the municipal drinking water network is good for the environment. Mineral and table water, by contrast, is filled into bottles and transported by road, which requires a thousand times more energy than is needed for the provision of mains water from the drinking water network. The use of ductile cast iron drinking fountains, such as those used in Berlin for example, supplies thirsty people with fresh, cool drinking water quickly, simply and free of charge and sustainably supports the environmentally friendly consumption of drinking water. The drinking fountains can be used as “refill stations” and so combat the mountains of plastic bottle waste.

Refreshing, uncomplicated and sustainable for the environment – further a solid reason for #reduceplastic and ductile iron pipe systems.