To do our bit for the environment our bottles are made of high quality raw basic materials. This makes the Tacx bottles last for many years and contributes to the reduction of “single-use plastics”. In the unlikely event you want something else, our bottles can be 100% recycled. In addition you can contribute even more by choosing one of our “nature friendly” eco materials like biobased polyethylene made from sugarcane or biodegradable polyethylene.
Bottles made from 100% recyclable plastic
Biodegradable bottle in 6 colours
Bio-based (sugar cane) bottle in 5 colours
All Tacx Shiva caps are biodegradable
This bottle is made of 100% biobased material from sugarcane. After processing the sugarcane you have sugar molasses and residual material. From the molasses we make sugar products and the residual material is processed into ethanol products such as polyethylene. This way of making ethanol products is much cleaner than the conventional method with petroleum. In short, sugarcane produces a perfect product that is 100% recyclable, and we use it to make bottles.
This production method has a nice added benefit: as the sugarcane grows, it removes CO2 from the air. One tonne of biobased polyethylene actually takes double its own weight in CO2 out of the air. That makes it even better for our environment!
The bottle made of biodegradable polyethylene decomposes in the landfill. This material is double flexible. On one hand because it is simply made of high quality polyethylene, so you can dispose of this bottle in the plastics bin to be 100% recycled. On the other hand, because the bottle is biodegradable.
The biodegradability is achieved by adding a bio-batch to the material that changes the molecular structure of the bottle. This had no effect on the use of the bottle until it is in the landfill or is accidentally left behind during a ride through the forest. In the middle of the landfill or under a layer of leaves and soil in the forest, there is heat and humidity. At the correct temperature, the bio-batch additive activates and the bottle decomposes into water, humus and gas. It does not degrade into small pieces of plastic as in oxo-biodegradable materials. The whole composting process in a landfill takes about one to five years. In nature this takes longer. Furthermore, in the landfill the gas can be recaptured for use as an energy source.