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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


Henkel setzt mehr Regranulat in Verpackungen ein

Nach eigenen Angaben verkauft Henkel die Megaperls-Waschpulver in „Quadro Seal Bags“ aus flexiblem OPP/PE-Verbundmaterial.

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Hohe Fehlwurfquote bei Verpackungsabfällen

Beim Verpackungsmüll beträgt die Fehlwurfquote für das Jahr 2017 laut bvse zwischen 40 und 60 Prozent.

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Studie zum Stoffstrombild Kunststoffe 2017 gestartet

Zum bereits 11. Mal startet die Datenerhebung zum Stoffstrombild Kunststoff, aber erstmals auch zum Recyclateinsatz.

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News from the BKV


Study on Generation and Recycling of Polystyrene Waste

Result: Recycling in Germany works on a high level.

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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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