BKV - Thinktank of the plastics industry

The BKV provides the industry with facts and figures on resource efficiency and circularity of plastics for their business decisions.




The new DIN standard DIN SPEC 91446 for the classification of plastic recyclates is to come into force from October.


Customers of the Zentek dual system can make a financial contribution to ensuring that more than 63 percent of plastic packaging is recycled.


Nestlé, Papier Mettler and Grüner Punkt have developed an LDPE shrink film that will be made of half recyclates.


Ulrich Reifenhäuser and Guido Frohnhaus were unanimously elected as new members of the governing board of the SKZ Plastics Center.


The report maps the input and fate of plastic waste in the terrestrial as well as aquatic environment.

Based on the year 2019, the analysis identifies previously unused waste streams for mechanical recycling.

The material flow analysis, which has been known for years, now also provides information on the production and processing of recyclates.

The study looks at the market situation for recyclates and identifies hurdles to be overcome for more recyclate use.

We provide the data and facts to enable sound discussion

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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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