Packaging made of glass is a popular choice, especially for food products, because glass protects sensitive products where quality is important. Moreover, glass packaging can be recycled again and again into new glass packaging. Provided that consumers collect the used packaging separated by color in the glass container and the design of the packaging is right. Experts from Nestlé Germany and Der Grüne Punkt are taking a look at how this all works in a state-of-the-art sorting facility for used glass packaging in Germany.
The climate and energy turnaround also includes a raw materials turnaround. This means: no longer wasting raw materials, but using them - again and again. We achieve this goal with closed-loop recycling, sustainable packaging design and the constant reuse of our raw materials. For a better climate and the careful use of resources (unfortunately only available in German).
Note: The video was created by the German Waste Management, Water and Raw Materials Association (Bundesverband der Deutschen Entsorgungs-, Wasser- und Rohstoffwirtschaft e.V.) for its members.
How to register your packaging in a legally binding form
As from 1. January 2019, the new German Packaging Act will come into force in Germany, replacing the Packaging Ordinance. It is important you should know this, particulary when you are selling products commercially (e.g. online shops). Your are legally obligated to have your packages participate in a dual system, such as Der Grüne Punkt. No doubt! You will find all about closing the contract with Der Grüne Punkt, the registration and the system participation in our explanatory film. Read more about the German Packaging Act here: gruener-punkt.de/packaging-act
This film does not replace formal legal advice.