Dutch consumer electronics company Philips has developed its first vacuum cleaner in a closed loop recycling system, the Performer Ultimate FC8955. Circular economy thinking has resulted in recycled materials becoming an integral part of Philips product design and this is the first vacuum cleaner that is specifically designed for using recycled plastics.
Old Philips vacuum cleaners are collected in western Europe and recycled by its partner Coolrec. Another partner, Veolia, mixes the plastics from the recycled vacuum cleaners with other recycled plastics to create a new high quality recycled plastics grade that is used by Philips’ factory in Poland to produce the new Performer Ultimate. By co-creating with recyclers and suppliers of recycled materials, Philips is using its combined expertise to improve the quality of materials.