Sustainability

VARIBOX stands for a sustainable future. Everything we do including designing and running our operations is aimed at sustainability. We work hard to meet our VARIBOX environmental responsibilities and help our customers to achieve their environmental responsibilities in the distribution of chemicals. VARIBOX aims to contribute to every stage of the distribution process and storage process of chemical products. From designing the safest Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) to protecting people and the environment to efficient transport and recycling of our VARIBOX after being used for many years.

Safer

Reusable

Sustainable

Sustainable chemical packaging

Sustainable chemical packaging

VARIBOX SC, VARIBOX FC, and VARIBOX CC are Intermediate Bulk Containers specially designed for re-use over long periods of time. Reusing IBCs for up 10 years saves a lot of raw material compared to continuous purchasing of IBCs with a shorter lifespan. Using less material contributes to sustainability.

Low chemical residue

Every VARIBOX IBC is designed for efficient emptying of chemicals and shows very low residue after emptying. Every VARIBOX is shaped like a bathtub which eases the emptying of the IBC. This minimizes the chemical residue after use. Less chemical residue means less chemical waste, which is better for our environment. Less residue also means lower cleaning costs: waste is reduced and less water is required to clean the VARIBOX. Next, to the environmental benefits, low chemical residue also ensures the safe transport of an empty VARIBOX.

Low chemical residue
10 year lifetime Reusable IBCs

10-year lifetime

Every VARIBOX has a lifetime of 10 years. Only the inner container needs to be replaced after 5 years. Compared to a “standard” IBC which has an average life of one year, this is an environmental benefit.  If you compare a VARIBOX with a standard IBC it means that you need ten “standard” IBCs for just one VARIBOX. So, by using the VARIBOX, fewer plastics and other materials are being used, which is much better for the environment.

99% Recyclable material

All the VARIBOX Intermediate Bulk Containers IBC are made of robust mono-material parts and therefore easily separable. By having that robust construction, the containers are very suitable to be recycled at the end of the lifespan of the container. By focussing on only using recyclable plastic materials we work towards closing the loop, to reduce the use of new raw materials.

99% Recyclable material
Built-on a recycled pallet

Built-on a recycled pallet

The VARIBOX Single Containment and the VARIBOX Full Containment are built on a recycled pallet. The pallet contains internally recycled plastics. These plastics are residues from our robot finishing and other processes at Promens Deventer and Promens Montoir. And of course, when there is a product that does not meet our quality standard, the materials will be shredded and recycled in the pallet. Careful process control ensures that the pallet meets the highest safety standards and regulations.

More information about sustainability

Do you have any specific questions regarding the sustainability of the VARIBOX Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs), do you want additional information please feel free to contact us at info@varibox-ibc.com or you can call +31 570 660 711