for used plastic packaging free of remnants of hazardous products.

For fillers and distributors of hazardous products, which conclude a trademark user contract (licence agreement) with RIGK, we assume the return and recovery of the plastic packaging. For this, the packaging must be labelled with the RIGK trademark and an allocated trademark user number.

The RIGK trademark signals to commercial and industrial final consumers the possibility to return packaging of hazardous products free of remnants to RIGK-G collection points Germany-wide free of charge.

What plastic packaging is recovered?

Through the RIGK-G-SYSTEM plastic packaging of hazardous products which due to their products are subject to labelling requirements under the law on hazardous substances and/or the law on dangerous goods and/or on the GHS is recovered. Packaging with gases, explosive, infectious and radioactive substances is excluded from the recovery.

Packaging types

Plastic sheets

  • Plastic sacks
  • Sack linings for solids
  • Combined plastic packaging (> 50 % plastic)

Flexible containers

  • Flexible IBC (Big Bags)
  • Fabric sacks

Paper sacks

  • Paper sacks with REPASACK trademark
    (only return via the RIGK-G-SYSTEM)

Rigid packaging

  • Bottles
  • Buckets
  • Canisters
  • Barrels

Overview of reprocessing groups

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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.

Re-use as energy

The packaging of hazardous products is re-used as energy. Here, the energy contained in the plastics is used to general electricity, steam and long-distance heating. RIGK guarantees that all selected facilities and systems have the necessary legal licences and authorizations and the preconditions for the re-use as energy within the meaning of the German Closed Substance Cycle Act [Kreislaufwirtschaftsgesetz (KrWG.)] are satisfied.

Fees stabel for years

RIGK will once again keep its prices stable in 2014 even though the energy costs for transporting the waste plastics have risen enormously.

Investment in the future

RIGK offers an apprenticeship in cooperation with a training center in the commercial sector.

Certified Environment Protection

RIGK customers carry on active environmental protection, show product responsibility and exemplify responsible care ideas through their participation in the RIGK recovery systems. Jointly with the Fraunhofer Institute for the Environment, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT RIGK has prepared a statement on greenhouse gas saving.

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