Der Grüne Punkt - 25. September 2019

The German Packaging Prize awarded to Der Grüne Punkt for Systalen

Accolade for use in Frosch Senses under the aegis of the Fachpack trade fair in Nuremberg

German Packaging Prize 2019
Among the beaming winners was Thorsten Weber from Der Grüne Punkt (top row, with a green tie) with the 2019 German Packaging Prize. (Picture: Der Grüne Punkt)

Cologne, Nuremberg, 25 September 2019. During an award ceremony at this year’s Fachpack trade fair in Nuremberg, Der Grüne Punkt accepted the 2019 German Packaging Prize in the New Material category. This accolade reflected the use of Systalen PRIMUS HDPE in shower gel bottles for the Frosch Senses range, which have been available on the German market since May 2019. This is the first instance of a cosmetics product featuring a plastic package whose raw material has been obtained from plastic waste collected in the Yellow Sack and Yellow Bin.

“The use of Systalen in a cosmetics package constitutes a significant leap forward into another major packaging application,” says a gratified Dr. Markus Helftewes, General Manager at Der Grüne Punkt. “The German Packaging Prize is a most welcome accolade for this important development work.”

For the change-over to 100 percent recyclate from the Yellow Sack, the material concerned had to be odor-neutral, technically suitable for the specific application involved, and harmless to human health. The combination of raw material, processing technology and application, plus the toxicological assessment of the plastic, reflected the close and successful collaboration in this project between Der Grüne Punkt, the product manufacturer Werner & Mertz, and other partners like test institutes and expert appraisers.

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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) 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.

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