News

Modern sorting technology
Der Grüne Punkt - 05. January 2018

“Chinese import ban is an opportunity for the closed-cycle economy”

Investments to ensure capacity upsizing and a productivity boost / Acceptance for recycled plastic is still too low

WorldStar Packaging Award
Der Grüne Punkt - 21. December 2017

Global Success for Bottles of 100 Percent HDPE Recyclates

Werner & Mertz and ALPLA receive WorldStar Packaging Award

Der Grüne Punkt discusses ecological steering effect
Der Grüne Punkt - 13. December 2017

Der Grüne Punkt discusses ecological steering effect

A kick-off meeting in Cologne was themed around the new German Packaging Act and its consequences. Leading brand manufacturers and retailing companies addressed the ramifications of eco-design.

National German Sustainability Award for Der Grüne Punkt
Der Grüne Punkt - 11. December 2017

National German Sustainability Award for Der Grüne Punkt

Accolade awarded in front of 1,200 invited guests / holistic approach to resource-efficiency honored

Climate and Environment Innovation Prize
Der Grüne Punkt - 05. December 2017

Der Grüne Punkt nominated for Climate and Environment Innovation Prize

Systalen PRIMUS innovation on the short list of “15 Ingenious Ideas” / Closed-loop recycling saves valuable raw materials and greenhouse gases

Flag of the European Union
Der Grüne Punkt - 24. November 2017

Brussels discusses necessary steps for an ambitious “EU Plastics Strategy”

Together with European partners, “Der Grüne Punkt” (The Green Dot) organised a discussion called “Towards circular plastics – How to bridge existing gaps?” in the European Parliament / Experts provide an important impetus for the...

Oxo-degradable plastics Plastics are not a solution against marine litter
Der Grüne Punkt - 10. November 2017

Marine litter needs solutions, not exacerbation

Der Grüne Punkt signs up to declaration opposing oxo-degradable plastics / Using these materials leads to more microplastics in the oceans

Der Grüne Punkt Sustainability Report 2015/2016
Der Grüne Punkt - 11. October 2017

Sustainability as a business principle

Der Grüne Punkt unveils its Sustainability Report for 2015/2016 / The report conforms to international standards and has been independently validated

punkt online edition
Der Grüne Punkt - 11. October 2017

Cartons have seven lives

Beverage cartons – every day they end up in our Yellow Bins. From there, they are passed to large factories, where they are turned into paper again. The cover story of punkt’s latest issue shows how this is done.

German Packaging Prize for innovative flip-top closures made of recycled polypropylene.
Der Grüne Punkt - 28. September 2017

Recyclate Initiative awarded the German Packaging Prize for sustainable closures

Werner & Mertz has won the German Packaging Prize for the second time in succession – Innovative closures made 100 percent out of rPP obtained from the “Yellow Sack” came first in the “New Material” category

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