Wiesbaden, January 2012
2012, which marks the 20th anniversary of RIGK GmbH/Germany, will also see the company keeping the fees for its services stable. Despite peak gasoline prices and rising inflation, the users of RIGK?s recovery systems for industrial and commercial plastic packaging will be charged the same prices as in 2011. Examples are €69 per tonne for PE and €85 per tonne for PP plastic sacks of categories 1 to 6, €175 per tonne for combined plastic packaging and €155 per tonne for Big Bags. The licence fee for rigid plastic packaging is €99 or €159 per tonne, depending on content (see table 1).
The fees for the RIGK-G-SYSTEM for the recovery of plastic packaging containing hazardous substances (table 2) will also remain constant, as will the annual minimum fee for small volumes for both the RIGK- and RIGK-G-SYSTEM. With regard to the RIGK-G-SYSTEM, labelling in accordance with GHS now applies along with the hazard symbols from the German Gefahrstoffverordnung (Ordinance on Dangerous Materials). Labelling in accordance with GHS, which has been in effect since December 2010, is mandatory for all pure substances and will become mandatory for all GHS mixtures from 2015 onwards (see chart 1).
Markus Dambeck, managing director of the company which was founded by industry for industry, is pleased with its overall business performance: “We are very satisfied with the increase in registered quantities as well as with rise of returned packaging both as part of the RIGK- and the RIGK-G-SYSTEM over the last 12 months. In 2012, which is also our 20th anniversary year, RIGK will maintain the high quality of its services, expand collaborative efforts and advance the acquisition of additional trademark users as customers.”
RIGK GmbH (www.rigk.de) was founded in 1992 and, as a certified speciality company for trademark users (packagers, distributors, wholesalers and importers), coordinates the recovery of used and empty used packaging from their German customers and feeds these into a secure and lasting recycling. In doing so, the company?s services for industrial and commercial packaging of non-hazardous (RIGK-SYSTEM) and hazardous contents (RIGK-GSYSTEM) apply. Additional RIGK services include RIGK-PICKUP (the free-of-charge pickup of used empty packaging at industrial and commercial consumers) as well as the recovery system PAMIRA (agricultural pesticide packaging) – which is coordinated with the agricultural industry – BEIZE (seed agent dressing) and PELLE & NETTI (agricultural films, nets and yarns). Beyond this, the company advises clients on the development of individual recovery and recycling solutions. RIGK is represented internationally with an office in Romania. The Romanian subsidiary (www.rigk.ro) also assumes the recovery and recycling of used packaging. The shareholders of RIGK GmbH are renowned manufacturers of plastics and packing materials.
Table 1: Scale of fees for plastic packaging containing non-hazardous products (RIGK-SYSTEM)
* plastic packaging combined with other materials (e.g. PE/aluminium, PE/PA)
** colourful, adhesive and highly viscous materials (e.g. hardener, adhesive, bitumen, emulsion paint etc.)
*** other materials
Category 1: Inorganic compounds with alkali reaction
Category 2: Inorganic compounds with acidic reaction
Category 3: Inorganic inert compounds
Category 4: Organic compounds which do not react with each other
Category 5: Organic polymer compounds
Category 6: PVC
Category 7: Soot
Category 8: Paint pigments
Category S: Foodstuffs and fodder, peat, earthen products, wood dust etc.
Table 2: Scale of fees for plastic packaging containing hazardous products
A: Hazardous packaging, which requires
- labelling with the hazard symbols Xi – Irritant and Xn – Harmful respectively
- codification according to GHS 07 and 08.
B: Hazardous packaging which requires
- labelling with the hazard symbols C – Corrosive, F – Highly flammable, F+ – Extremely flammable, O – Oxidizing, N – Dangerous for the environment, T – Toxic and T+ – Very toxic, or respectively
- codification according to GHS 02, 03, 05, 06 and 09, or
- labelling with the hazard labels of classes 3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 8 and 9.
Chart 1. Hazard labels valid for the reprocessing groups A and B of the RIGK-GSYSTEM
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