Der Grüne Punkt - 21. January 2019

First product with the “Recycled Plastic” RAL Quality Mark

Pöppelmann to showcase product made of Systalen at the IPM in Essen

Product with the “Recycled Plastic” RAL Quality Mark

Cologne, 21 January 2019. Pöppelmann TEKU®, a firm specializing in products for commercial horticulture, will at this year’s IPM trade fair in Essen be showcasing a first new product featuring the RAL’s new “Recycled Plastic” Quality Mark. The plant pots of the Pöppelmann Blue® series are produced from Systalen, the recycled plastic from Der Grüne Punkt. The raw material for making Systalen is used plastic packages from the Yellow Sack.

“This means that for the first time a product featuring the new RAL Quality Mark is being launched on the market,” comments a gratified Dr. Ina Becker, Managing Chairperson of the “Recycled Plastic” RAL Quality Assurance Association. “The mark is a reliable signal for consumers, indicating where the raw material for this product comes from.”

Moreover, after use, the product is returned to the Yellow Sack for recycling, and can then be used again. “Pöppelmann Blue® products are not only made from recyclate, but are themselves recyclable into the bargain,” to quote Dr. Becker. This has been confirmed by independent studies. It means Pöppelmann Blue® creates a completely closed cycle.

“With Pöppelmann Blue® and the RAL Quality Assurance Association, we’re showing what’s possible nowadays in terms of plastic recycling,” explains Dr. Markus Helftewes, General Manager of Der Grüne Punkt. “Thanks to intelligent cooperation, we can successfully channel valuable plastic into actual cycles, thus rendering it sustainably usable.”

You will find the stand of Pöppelmann GmbH & Co. KG at the IPM Essen from 22 to 25 January 2019, Hall 2, Stand 2D.31.

Your contact person:
Norbert Völl, Tel.: +49 (0) 22 03 / 937-507

About the Der Grüne Punkt Group:
The companies of Der Grüne Punkt are service providers for extended producer responsibility, leading suppliers of secondary raw materials for plastics, and premium producers of plastic recyclates, and as such positioned as the premier solution providers for the needs of the closed-cycle economy. Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland GmbH (DSD) is the market leader of the dual systems in Germany, and stands for intelligent take-back systems, plus the development and marketing of innovative recyclates and services. Systec Plastics, at its facilities in Eisfeld and Hörstel, produces premium-quality recyclates under the Systalen brand name for the international market. The companies are grouped together in DSD – Duales System Holding GmbH & Co. KG.