Prevex sustainability

Sustainability

We have a responsibility to be part of the solution for climate change. That’s why we are replacing virgin plastic with recycled plastic in all our products and packaging.

We make everyday life more sustainable

Right now, the world is facing a lot of challenges. To be able to cope with climate change we need to reduce emissions and use limited resources with care. But no matter what the future will look like, we will all probably still need to wash our hands. Water traps will continue to be a part of everyday life, and that is why we have the responsibility to make our products as sustainable as possible.

Sustainability is a natural part of our strategy going forward, and our lifecycle analysis showed that a lot can be done about our emissions and waste by changes to the material in our products. That’s why we are going to replace virgin plastic with recycled plastic in all our products and packaging. Our bestselling product Smartloc is the first to be relaunched, and the rest will follow shortly.

This change of material will not affect the quality of our products, but it will have a significant impact on our emissions. By the end of 2022 this relaunch, together with other actions, will reduce them by 3000 tons CO₂.

Hear our CEO Marko Nylund’s thoughts about why we decided to make sustainability a DNA for our future strategy.
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Our sustainability journey

It starts with Smartloc

During the first quarter of 2022 we relaunch our bestselling Smartloc with 45% recycled plastic. This will be increased to 60% during the third quarter of 2022.

Our sustainability journey

100% renewable energy

In 2019, our Finnish factory switched to 100% renewable electricity. In 2021, our Polish factory did the same. This means that our water traps are nowadays manufactured entirely with renewable energy.

Heat pump

In 2020, we installed a heat pump in our Finnish factory, which makes use of the surplus energy generated during production. The recovered heat is used to heat the production building, saving annually an equivalent of 800 MWh in district heating.

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Solar panels

In 2020, we also installed solar panels on the wall of our Finnish production facilities. Under optimal conditions, the panels produce 18,600 kWh monthly, which is enough to provide all electricity needed for Prevex’s office facilities.

It starts with Smartloc

During the first quarter of 2022 we relaunch our bestselling Smartloc with 45% recycled plastic. This will be increased to 60% during the third quarter of 2022.

 

Product plan 2022

During 2022 all of our products follow Smartloc and we will continuously implement recycled plastic in P-loc, Flexloc and Preloc.

Packaging 

During the second quarter of 2022 all our plastic packaging will be made from 51% recycled plastic.

Brass considerations

Our lifecycle analysis showed that reducing brass in our products could have a significant impact on our emissions. Going forward we are looking into how we can replace or improve the brass parts of our water traps.

2023 and beyond

We will continue to increase the amount of recycled plastic in all products and also focus on how we can reduce emissions from our metal materials.

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Certifications

Prevex is both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified.

Prevex's Sustainable Responsibility Policy