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.




An Aachen-based initiative wants to preserve the world's oceans from plastic waste by already taking action at rivers.


Nehlsen subsidiary Rodiek & Co. GmbH is coordinating a feasibility study in Luanda, Angola.


Specialty chemicals group Clariant says it has joined the Circular Plastics Alliance (CPA).


BSH Hausgeräte uses RE-EPS produced from pyrolysis oil from BASF.


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.

This modelling approach addresses the question of what quantities of plastic waste enter the oceans and through which paths.

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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