The word viable can vary based on the context in which it is used. When we think of viable, we could simply determine whether the product itself brings value to an end-user. If it does, then it's viable, and we will do whatever we can to find the cheapest options available to us to bring it to market.
Together with the Omachron family of companies, LOKR box has been tested, developed and manufactured using 100% recycled materials from the Durham Region. The Omachron® molding equipment allows use up to 100% regrind in injection molding plastic parts that are identical in appearance and mechanical properties to parts made from virgin material. A true "no waste" process.
We have all heard of 100% recycled products, so what makes our LOKR Box material so unique? Generally, 100% post-consumer recycled products such as plastic bottles, lumber, toys, and shoes, are made of specific types of plastic like PET and HDPE. The remaining types of plastics 3-7 are much more costly, and harder to recycle. The LOKR Box however, are made of a combination of all plastics, without the need to sort and clean. The ongoing research and development at Omachron have allowed us to take plastic with recycling codes 1-7 and recycle them indiscriminately. Our process is energy efficient and produces no new waste.
We strive to be environmentally neutral or positive in everything that we do, the LOKR Box is one example of how we have been able to accomplish this. We have kept waste out of landfills, created local jobs, and produced a really cool product! If you’d like to see a video on how these materials are made, you can check out our YouTube page at this link.