Bencore relaunches on sustainability. A new material is born from the reuse of discarded plastics, 100% recycled and recyclable

It takes willpower and pragmatic strategies to initiate a transition to sustainability. And the willingness to get involved and learn what it really means to go green. The story of Bencore's new Wasbottle material explains well why time and experience are important to work on green projects effectively and honestly. There is no improvisation of sustainability champions. The road is long and Bencore took it long ago.

The sensitivity to environmental protection derives from the spirit already present in the foundation of the brand, created to develop honeycomb composite panels. Their characteristics of transparency, lightness, structurality and design already contain a strong approach towards sustainability. One of the first products in the catalog, the Ecoben, is made with a honeycomb core in 100% recycled cardboard onto which acrylic skins, so-called Greencast Acrylic, also 100% recycled, are glued.

The latest product, Wasbottle, is made from the recycling of PET bottles and is 100% recycled and recyclable. A detail that is not negligible, because when it comes to the recycling of plastic materials, there is the risk of a great misunderstanding about the effective effectiveness of the reuse of raw materials.

Many so-called sustainably sourced materials are not 100% sustainable. To recycle plastic, new plastic is almost inevitably needed, even in minimal percentages. Bencore's luck is that the functional qualities of its products require great lightness. And 100% recycled plastics are really lightweight. What is normally a problem if you want to make a chair, becomes a plus if you want to produce a dividing panel. The advantages of lightness are obviously also others: the facilitation of storage and transport operations for example (the famous logistics, which have a very significant impact on CO2 production).

Another problem: the color. Adding color to recycled plastics means making them no longer recyclable. The problem with Wasbottle is overcome by the clever use of the ornamental qualities of a multicolor surface. The panels are cheerful, colorful, informal. And they disappear into environments and become part of the colorful scenery and constant movement typical of public spaces or places for collective use. Wasbottle has therefore fully entered the Bencore product catalog, because its characteristics make it a competitive and sustainable addition, also suitable for any type of customer.