Production

A closed circuit

We are aware of the responsibility we bear regarding the environment as a company that processes plastics. That is why we advocate for the environmentally friendly handling of plastic waste – and set a good example. We have been working with energy-e ffi cient and resource-conserving technologies for some time now. And we have gathered years of experience along the way – as well as ideas for how we can continuously structure our production processes to be more environmentally friendly.
In 2017 some 19 million tonnes of plastic were produced in Germany, which equates to 37.6 kilograms of plastic packaging waste per capita. Using the 37.6 kilograms of plastic waste produced by a single person in one year, we could make up to 100 watering cans! Amazing, isn’t it? We think so too – and gladly accept the challenge.

Well-rounded

OUR RECYCLING STORY

SORTING

The plastic waste from waste disposal is sorted.

 

GRANULATION

The materials are broken up in the recycling facility, washed, separated and melted into single-type recycled plastics.

 

PRODUCTION

The recycled plastics can be processed just like new plastic into watering cans, for example.

 

USE

The new item is put to use – as a fl owerpot on the balcony or a watering can in the garden.

 

SEPARATION

If the product is disposed of properly in separated waste at the end of its useful life, the process starts over from the beginning!

Gut für den Verbraucher
GOOD FOR THE CONSUMER.

Thanks to the positive climate impact of purchasing recycled products from Geli.

Gut für die Umwelt
GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT.

Thanks to the reuse of plastics.

Recycling

GOOD FOR THE FUTURE.

Although our plastics are long-lasting and easy to maintain, even the most reliable watering can and the toughest fl owerpot will someday need to be disposed of. And because all of our products are recyclable, they can be added back into the recycling circuit. Who knows? Maybe there’s a piece of your old watering can in your new one.

Thanks to new technologies, we can turn old plastic packaging into new watering cans

PS: Our own production leftovers are fed directly back into the system

Sustainability

We love nature – and we love what we do.

We focus on energy-efficient and resource-conserving technologies in all business sectors: for the best possible ecological benefits, for our contribution to climate protection and for nature on our planet.
It is not for nothing that our slogan is ‘Goods for green’. We are completely serious when we speak about doing good for the green places on our doorstep.To name just one example: it is a matter of course for us to only purchase electricity 100% of which is obtained from renewable energy.To the same extent as the optimisation at an ecological level, we endeavour to achieve ecological benefits. For this purpose, we focus on the constant improvement of our processes in all business sectors and the use of the latest technologies. This means that we are gradually replacing our current production machinery with new machinery that is highly energy-efficient.
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ALL OUR ENERGY FOR MUCH LESS ENERGY

The certified Geli energy management system

Development and progress have always been our two most important goals. And so we are very pleased that we are coming one step closer to them again. This time, with our extensive energy management system, which was certified in spring 2015 by TÜV Hessen. In this way, we guarantee and likewise undertake to treat resources carefully. Environmentally compatible production, environmentally friendly products and the sparing use of energy create the basis for our commitment to sustainable climate protection.
To the same extent as the optimisation at an ecological level, we endeavour to achieve ecological benefits. For this purpose, we focus on the constant improvement of our processes in all business sectors and the use of the latest technologies. This means that we are gradually replacing our current production machinery with new machinery that is highly energy-efficient.
Geli Zertifikat

WE ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY: AS A MATTER OF CONVICTION

The Geli code of conduct

Of course, we are a business-oriented company. But we work with and for people. And we are firmly convinced that this commits us to act humanely and to assume social responsibility. To emphasise these values that are so important to us, we have decided to make a binding code of conduct the basis of our action. We are therefore a proud signatory of the code of conduct to implement ethical and social principles of the German Association of Plastics Converters (GKV). All the employees at Geli are thereby under an obligation to always conduct themselves in a fair and respectful manner towards other people and to orientate themselves towards the international provisions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In addition, our customers, partners and suppliers can rely on us to comply with strict regulations against corruption and anticompetitive agreements at all levels of our business.