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 EU Commission is now appealing against the ECJ's ruling that titanium dioxide in powder form may not be classified as carcinogenic, Euwid reports.


Brabender and the TU Dresden plan to present how polymer material is created from seaweed during Interpack.


The Origami Bottle from Bulgarian startup Difold is said to fold down to less than ten percent of its original volume.


A separation plant developed by Pla.to is said to make it possible to separate multilayer and mono films.


The special report provides an initial estimate of how many pellets end up in the environment.

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.

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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