News March 24, 2022 Back to news Prevex is switching to recycled plastics By switching to recycled plastic, Prevex is reducing its carbon emissions by over 3000 tons by the end of 2022. This is the first step for the Prevex in its transition to becoming a company fit for the future Companies, industries, and societies are all contributing to the over-consumption of the worlds’ limited resources. They need to reduce their emissions in order to reach the Agenda 2030-goals that nearly all countries in the world agreed on. The family-owned company Prevex, founded 1955, is using plastics as main raw material in the products. In 2019, the company realized that to take its responsibility it is necessary to readjust and reduce the own environmental footprint. Last year Prevex did a lifecycle analysis on its products to determine a way to maximize reduction of its environmental footprint. The results showed that phasing out virgin plastic and switching to recycled plastic would make a big difference in emissions and reduce Prevex’s own consumption of new plastic. “When we took a close look at our products, we saw that the most impactful way of reducing our environmental footprint was to reduce the use of virgin plastic.” – When we took a close look at our products, we saw that the most impactful way of reducing our environmental footprint was to reduce the use of virgin plastic in our products. Therefore, we are currently phasing out virgin plastic from our water traps, replacing it with recycled plastic. We will do everything we can to help the climate recover, and we hope other companies in our industry will follow as well, says Marko Nylund, CEO at Prevex. By the end of 2022, Prevex will replace virgin plastic with recycled material in all the products and packaging. As a first step, the company is relaunching its bestselling product Smartloc with 60 percent recycled plastic. Alongside the Smartloc relaunch, Prevex will do the same with all other products. In total, the plastic shift combined with other climate actions will reduce Prevex’s carbon emissions by more than 3000 tons by the end of 2022. By the end of 2022, Prevex will replace virgin plastic with recycled material in all the products and packaging. – The world is facing a lot of challenges that might change our lives forever. But in the future, we will still need to wash our hands and that’s why we will always need water traps. It’s our responsibility to make our products as sustainable as possible, and that is why we have to do this relaunch and build a more sustainable everyday life, says Marko Nylund. For more information, please contact:CEO Marko Nylund, Oy Prevex Abtel. +359 40 027 6739 firstname.lastname@example.org About PrevexPrevex is a Finnish company founded in 1955 and is part of the KWH Group, one of the largest family-owned industrial companies in Finland. Prevex, with production facilities is in Finland and Poland, is a leading supplier of water traps for the kitchen and bathroom industries. The company develop, design, and produce water traps and related products for manufacturers, distributors, and retailers.