The Navarran company dedicated to the repair of plastic elements, Plastic Repair System 2011 S.L, was represented at the 3rd edition of the Green Circular Days. This event, organized by the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge through the Biodiversity Foundation, took place in Madrid on March 5 and 6 and was attended by more than a hundred expert professionals and entrepreneurs.
As a representation of Plastic Repair System 2011 was María José Fernandez Iraizoz, Sales and Business Development Manager, who participated in the interview session with 3 leading innovative projects in Spain committed to the circular economy, sustainability and social inclusion. In this interview, the focus was on the contribution of companies to the environment, business mistakes and successes made in relation to the market environment and business model.
RECYCLING IS 187 TIMES MORE POLLUTANT THAN REPAIRING
PRS is a benchmark company in the Circular Economy that, thanks to its repair service, achieves the total recovery of the functionality of the repaired object, an economic saving of 70% for its customers, and a CO2 emission 182 times lower than that which is produces with the next best alternative to repair, which would consist of recycling and subsequent replacement of ERT (Returnable Transport Elements), such as pallets, containers, boxes, pallets, etc.
In 2019 alone, PRS repaired more than 100,000 packaging made of plastic, which has meant the reuse of more than 1,575 tons of plastic. By avoiding the disposal and replacement of these packaging, PRS has achieved a retention of more than 6,917 tons of CO2, which would have been emitted by other alternative solutions to repair, such as recycling, incineration, or burial.
PRS has more than eight years of experience and a Network of 17 Authorized Workshops distributed throughout the national geography, of which 4 are Special Employment Centers. Currently, it is the undisputed leader in our country in the repair and maintenance of plastic packaging solutions for transport and last year it launched its first facility outside the national territory, specifically in the State of Puebla (Mexico).
PRS was one of the innovative SMEs selected by the European Commission from more than 2,500 applications. It also has the Innovative SME Seal awarded by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, the EC Seal of Excellence, the European Business Award for the Environment in Spain (EBAE), as well as a Second Prize in the Phase European (2018). The EBAE represent the highest distinction, both at national and European level, in environmental matters. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 880032.