March 01, 2023

Kolmi Hopen partners with Eco'Logic Recyclage to provide a French solution for recycling single-use PPE

Logo Eco'Logic Recyclage

The objective of pursuing our involvement in a more sustainable development, notably through our commitment to a CSR approach, encourages us to develop a sustainable value chain. With this in mind, Kolmi Hopen and Eco'Logic Recyclage have joined forces to offer a four-way Made in France solution for recycling single-use flexible polypropylene PPE. Our shared commitment is to help make the world a safer and healthier place, while providing consistent and reliable protection.


This quadripartite solution is as follows:

  • Eco'Logic Recyclage delivers the kits to Kolmi Hopen which are then ordered by the distributors and added to the delivery pallets for the end customers.
  • Used single-use PPE is collected by Eco'Logic Recyclage for recycling.
  • First, the used PPE is disinfected and shredded, then it is depolymerised.
  • Depolymerisation consists of heating an oil bath to 400°C to add the PPE mass, which allows the recovery of a wax that will be reused as raw material. This makes it possible to consume less virgin non-renewable natural resources, to revalue the material and to be part of a sustainable development and CSR policy.


Each kit contains 

  • 1 box
  • 2 plastic bags
  • 1 traceability seal per bag
  • 1 instruction manual
  • 1 return label


Only the following polypropylene and polyethylene products are accepted in the return box:

  • Medical mask
  • FFP mask without valve
  • Charlotte
  • Cap
  • Beard protector
  • Blouse
  • Overshoes (without PE soles)


To return the kit, simply log on to and click on the collection request in the top right-hand corner and follow the steps indicated.


You can find the kit by clicking here.


About Kolmi Hopen

A major player in paper processing since 1921, Kolmi Hopen specialises in the manufacture of single-use equipment from head to toe (masks, gloves, headgear, clothing, overshoes) for professionals in the medical, industrial and hygiene sectors.

Under the Op Air Pro Oxygen, Op Air One, Op Air, Op'R, Iso Air brands, Kolmi Hopen is the market leader in single-use medical masks and respiratory protection.

Since 2011, it belongs to the Canadian group, Medicom, world leader in single-use solutions for the dental sector.

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