Take back system closes the loop
Take Back is an innovative system developed by Hydro - Pole Products to close the loop. Old light poles are collected and stripped after which all parts are fully brought back into the technical cycle. The system suits both societal developments as well as sustainability goals within municipalities.
Hydro - Pole Products supplies since 2011 Cradle to Cradle Certified™ silver aluminium light poles.
Taking back scrap for recycling aluminum onsite was already part of the sustainability policy of Hydro - Pole Products. It formed the basis for adopting the Cradle to Cradle® philosophy. Take Back is a logical next step in the continuous Cradle to Cradle process. The system provides a high level of understanding of recycling of materials and sustainable processing.
The remelting of the aluminum light poles, the extrusion of the billets into tubes and the production of new light poles, all takes place at the Hydro location in Drunen. The residues that Hydro cannot process are brought back into the chain by a waste specialist.