- Recovery systems
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.
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.
Overview of reprocessing groups
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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.
The current amendment to the Packaging Ordinance (VerpackV) has significant consequences for fillers and distributors: from 1 October 2014, they may no longer recover packaging that they themselves put into circulation and have it recycled at their own cost. This amendment is a further step towards offering solutions to the problems connected with taking back packaging – however, many points have not yet been dealt with.
RIGK offers an apprenticeship in cooperation with a training center in the commercial sector.
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.