Sürdürülebilirlik

Sustainability and environmental protection

With the first refill pack for ornamental fish JBL brought sustainability to the field of aquatics many years ago. Things then started to move at a rapid pace: from energy-efficient cars for the JBL sales force, to a huge photovoltaic system on the roofs of the JBL plant in Neuhofen, to the current refill packs of the JBL water treatment JBL Biotopol and the plant fertiliser JBL Ferropol. Now the aquarium enthusiast can also contribute to the protection of the environment, and the savings are tremendous. One truckload with refill bags corresponds to 17 truckloads of hard packaging, which in its turn corresponds to a CO2 saving of 94 % during the transport!

Instead of fuel-guzzling UVC exhaust air in the food production, large-volume bio filters are in use which also make the use (and disposal) of 10,000 litres of activated carbon redundant.

Special care is applied in the production of fish food. The conservation of the ocean’s natural fish stocks has top priority here. Not a single fish has to be caught for the JBL fish food! We use exclusively fish meat, which is leftover from fish fillet production and our motto is: The large fillet for humans and the small fillet for our aquarium fish! That way pure high-quality fish protein is obtained. By the way this fish processing takes place in the north of France. JBL strictly rejects the processing of whole fish from endangered fish stocks.

Anyone who meets our employees and our general manager Roland Böhme will see at a glance that JBL is seriously interested in nature conservation.

„We follow the commitment of my father, who founded the company 50 years ago. He loved animals of all kinds and made it a central issue to create products which would optimise the keeping of animals, and thus stop their removal from the wild. I am happy to continue this aim!”

Roland Böhme

Photovoltaikanlagen

Photovoltaic systems

Here you can see for yourself the current power display of the photovoltaic system on the roofs of the JBL plant and the resulting savings of CO2. Hall A indicates the roof of the production hall, hall H indicates the roof of the raw materials warehouse and hall S the high roof of the logistics center. Güneş Sistemi

Fish fillet production

Not a single fish has to be caught for the JBL fish food! We use exclusively fish meat, which is leftover from fish fillet production and our motto is: The large fillet for humans and the small fillet for our aquarium fish! That way pure high-quality fish protein is obtained. By the way this fish processing takes place in the north of France. JBL strictly rejects the processing of whole fish from endangered fish stocks.

Bio filter

Since 2010 the production has been using a bio filter system, which removes odours and pollutants from the exhaust air and has a minimal effect on the environment.