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    Ressource efficiency

    Plastics make an important contribution to making services and goods available
    in a resource-efficient manner. Furthermore, at the end of their service life they
    contribute to saving resources as a raw material – also as waste. Find out more

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    Market data

    In Germany, nearly 100% of plastics are recycled: Every two years, the plastics
    industry compiles a complete picture of the plastic material flow
    from production to recycling. Find out more

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    Marine Litter

    In the long run, the uncontrolled dumping of plastics into the environment inevitably
    also leads to plastics getting into the sea. In various projects, BKV highlights ways
    of avoiding this. Find out more

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    Legal framework
    of waste management

    How well recycling works and and how markets develop
    is also dependent on the legal framework. Find out more

News from the plastics industry


BKV-Symposium mit Umweltminister Franz Untersteller

Erste Informationen zum BKV-Symposium vom 12. Oktober in der baden-württembergischen Landesvertretung in Berlin.

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Kampagne(n) für bessere LVP-Sammlung

Im Raum Euskirchen beginnt im Frühjahr 2019 eine Pilotkampagne der dualen Systeme zur Verbesserung der Sammelqualität von LVP.

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IWKS-Projekt zum Einsatz von Künstlicher Intelligenz in Sortieranlagen

Die Fraunhofer Projektgruppe sieht großes Potenzial für effizientere Sortiertechnologien durch die Auswertung von Sensordaten in Echtzeit.

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News from the BKV


Stoffstrombild Kunststoffe in Deutschland 2017

Das neue Stoffstrombild zu Kunststoffen weist erstmalig auch die Mengen der Erzeugung und Verarbeitung von Recyclaten aus.

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We provide the data and facts to enable sound discussion

on the subjects of resource efficiency and the end-of-life of plastics

Product stewardship

The BKV makes a valuable contribution to help the German plastics industry fulfil its product responsibility. The BKV represents the entire plastics value chain.


Plastic is an ideal material for resource efficiency. What concerns us here is its potential contribution as a waste product.

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The BKV provides strategic and conceptual support, and also helps with communicational matters concerning end-of-life topics with plastics.

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Questions relating to the recycling of plastics are our forte: We draw up analyses, assessments and concepts.

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