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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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.

For the first time international industry representatives discussed about the topic Agricultural Plastics – Potential for Recycling fom November 04 – 06, 2015 in Wiesbaden, Germany. RIGK organized in cooperation with epro (European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisations) three exciting days with topical presentations, an informative trade exhibition and an evening event in the Rheingau region.

Plastic packaging waste statistics 2014:

39.5% recycling, 38.6% energy recovery and 22% landfill
EU 28+2 recycled 6.3m tonnes, 39.5%, of its 15.9m tonnes plastic packaging waste in 2014, easily surpassing the EU’s minimum target of 22.5%, says the report Plastics -The Facts 2015.  PlasticsEurope and EPRO, with assistance from Consultic GmbH have collected the data presented in this report. 



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