Der Grüne Punkt - 13. August 2020

Don’t be afraid to use recyclates!

Experts and workshops provide comprehensive insights into the world of post-consumer plastic recyclates / Event organized jointly by the German Packaging Institute (dvi) and Der Grüne Punkt at the latter’s new premises in Cologne

Don't be afraid of recyclates - joint event with dvi

Cologne, 13 August 2020. Plastic recyclates made of waste from the Yellow Sack – are they smelly and always gray? Can they be used to manufacture park benches at best? These are just some of the many prejudices that producers like Der Grüne Punkt are facing even though there have long been many products around that prove the opposite to be true. “Many users just don’t dare to address the subject,” says Jörg Deppmeyer, Managing Director of Der Grüne Punkt. “We want to inform people about what is actually feasible and how a good product made of recycled plastics is obtained as efficiently and dependably as possible.”

For this purpose, the German Packaging Institute (dvi) and Der Grüne Punkt are offering a jointly organized event in Cologne on 8 October 2020. Packaging-recycling experts provide an introduction to the topic, and users present some examples from shopfloor reality. In workshops, participants can explore the subject in more depth, and are given an opportunity to view the pilot plant of Der Grüne Punkt where engineers work on the development of new recyclates.

“The inescapable fact is that the recycling circuits for plastics must be closed. Utilizing recyclates is sustainable and constitutes a win-win situation for users, consumers and our natural environment alike,” is the firm conviction of Kim Cheng, Managing Director of the dvi. “Anyone keen to learn from frontline practitioners what is feasible today with plastic recyclates obtained from waste should not miss this event,” to quote Jörg Deppmeyer. You will find further information, the program offered and details on how to register online. The registration fee is 490 euros, for customers of Der Grüne Punkt and dvi members 390 euros.

Organization of the event is subject to the official regulations issued for controlling the coronavirus pandemic applicable at the time.

Your contact person:
Norbert Völl, Tel.: +49 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 circular economy. Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland GmbH (DSD), with the Green Dot as its trademark, was among the companies to introduce and establish the dual system 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.

Your contact person at the German Packaging Institute:
Christian Nink, Tel: + 49 30 609866750,

About the German Packaging Institute (dvi):
The German Packaging Institute (dvi) is the only network in the packaging industry that brings together firms from all stages along the value added chain as members. The network picks up stimuli from its environment and itself also repeatedly sends out important stimuli. Numerous initiatives are the hallmark of the dvi. Besides the Packaging Day, these include the German Packaging Prize, the German Packaging Congress, the Packaging Strategies Forum, the Dresden Packaging Conference, the Packaging Academy, and PackVision.

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