Material cycle

Recycling plastic instead of destroying it

Plastics are precious raw materials that are too valuable for single use. Plastic products should be kept in circulation for as long as possible in order to save and replace resources.
Recycling plastic makes optimum use of energy, as the gray energy is completely retained and the production of recycled plastic requires half as much energy as the production of new plastic.

Interested in how it all works? Take a look at the collection bag cycle:

Collection bag

Collecting household plastics - How it works

Household plastics should not be thrown away after use, as many of the materials are recyclable. This is where the collection bag comes into play: it can be purchased at numerous points of sale and later filled and returned to collection points.

To the sales and collection points

Products made from recycled material

From old to new

The products made from the recycled pellets can be recycled again if they are produced according to type. This not only gives plastic a second, but also a third and fourth life.

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Plastics processor

High-quality, unmixed regranulation

The unmixed plastics are sent to specialized plastics processors such as InnoPlastics AG in Eschlikon for processing.

There, the plastics are shredded, washed, separated and dried. The clean shreds are melted down, cooled and processed into regranulate.

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Sorting plant

High-quality sorting with near-infrared

In the sorting plant, the bales are unloaded, torn open and loosened up. The plastics are transported via a complex system of fully automatic conveyor belts. Near-infrared scanners identify the different materials. They are then precisely separated from each other using compressed air valves. Despite this modern technology, a manual check is still carried out to ensure the best possible result. The sorting system thus achieves a purity value of 95 to 98%.

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Recycling company

Quality control and compacted transportation

The filled collection bags are collected at the collection points, checked by our collection partners - such as InnoRecycling AG - for incorrect waste and then compressed into bales. These bales are then transported to the sorting plant.

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Cement industry

Mixed plastics as a substitute for coal

Mixed plastics that cannot be recycled are fed into the cement industry as a substitute fuel for coal. Each tonne of substitute fuel thus replaces 1.2 to 1.5 tons of hard coal or lignite.

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Cement products

The products made from the cement are used in Swiss house and road construction.


New plastic from old plastic

The high-quality regranulate is used in the production of bottles, pipes and films, for example.

For every tonne of plastic that is recycled instead of incinerated, 2.83 tons lessCO2 are released into the environment.


Material cycle

How plastic gets a new lease of life

If plastic is collected, sorted and processed correctly, it can be recycled two, three, four or more times. Our film shows how this is ensured with the "Bring Plastic back" collection bag.

Three companies under one roof

The InnoGroup comprises the three sister companies InnoRecycling AG, and InnoPlastics AG. They work closely together and are committed to a sustainable material cycle with high added value in Switzerland.

  • InnoRecycling AG is the central point of contact for waste disposal goods of all kinds.
  • is the recycling solution for household plastics under the motto "Bring Plastic back".
  • InnoPlastics AG produces high-quality regranulates from plastic waste.

We make plastic sustainable