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 focus of the BKV Symposium on November 8, 2023 will be on the sustainable use of plastics in a carbon cycle.


The partial substitution of plastics would increase the amount of climate gases by up to 14 percent. This is the result of current calculations by IFEU.


US researchers have developed a new method for generating hydrogen from plastic waste, Euwid reports.


The two companies want to cooperate in the recycling of polyurethane mattresses using a chemical process.


In addition to data on the production and converting of plastics in Germany, the study also offers facts and figures on the production and use of recycled materials.

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.

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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