Reuse instead of throwing away


At ORNAMIN, we reject the production of disposable or single-use products. We work in a resource-saving way which is mindful of future generations.


At ORNAMIN, ‘Honest. Sustainable.’ is not just a slogan. Sustainability has an influence on the decisions that are made in the company - 100% recyclability, regionality, sensible products with multiple uses, no disposable items, and much more are principles that we work according to on a daily basis.

Nachhaltige Produktion bei ORNAMIN


Rethinking your rubbish

ORNAMIN's product range and the development of new products are based on two main principles:

  • every product is recyclable and can be returned to the material cycle without significant downcycling
  • no disposable items are produced, only long-lasting products

In addition, plastic offers various advantages over many alternative materials such as glass or porcelain:

  • lightweight plastic products can be produced and shipped in an energy-saving manner
  • long shelf life of the items, due to break resistance


Both internal production waste and returned products from our customers are recycled in-house at ORNAMIN and every product is given a second chance.

Produkt wird aus einem Werkzeug geholt. - Product is taken out of a tool.


Saving energy to protect the environment plays a major role in the manufacture of an ORNAMIN product.

  • low processing temperatures (around 250 °C, compared to glass at around 500 °C)
  • a modern factory, with modern machines and light sources
  • use of natural machine waste heat to heat the buildings
  • tested & certified energy management to control and optimise energy consumption


From development and production to sales and dispatch, everything happens at our site in Minden.

  • Everything in one place means short distances within the company
  • Cooperation with regional suppliers for short transport and delivery routes
  • Modern company fleet with hybrid and electric cars and e-bikes
  • A solar PV system on the roof provides plenty of sustainable energy
Photovoltaikanlage auf dem Firmendach


Sustainable business practice

ORNAMIN was certified as a climate-neutral company on 17th August 2022. Based on the CO2 footprint for 2021, 912 tonnes of CO2 were retroactively offset. In 2022, the amount to be offset was already less than 600 tonnes, as measures had already been implemented, such as the switch to green gas and electricity, expansion of the in-house photovoltaic system, replacement of old production machines with new, energy-saving machines, the complete conversion of lighting to modern, long-lasting LEDs and the ongoing conversion of the company vehicle fleet to hybrid and e-mobility.

As a result, the certification has been extended until 31 December 2023 and will continue to be so, as further measures are planned and will be implemented on an ongoing basis. CO2 emissions are offset by investing in recognised climate protection projects that support the UN sustainability goals of Agenda 2023. These projects include the energy supply in the Indian state of Uttaranchal with sustainable energy generation through a hydroelectric power plant.

In addition, ORNAMIN is now a member of the climate initiative "Together Climate Neutral 2030" organised by the East Westphalia Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Bielefeld, the Lippe Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Detmold and the OWL business community. They want to show that the business community is both willing and able to set a good example when it comes to climate protection. 'Having achieved this award, we are aiming straight away for an even better award' says Managing Director Dr Holger von der Emde. "We are constantly working on becoming even more sustainable."