Crop Plastics Recycling Germany (ERDE) is our solution for the environmental recovery and recycling of your used plastics from agriculture. Discover more about the system, suitable plastics and sustainable disposal.
The ERDE SYSTEM
Crop Plastics Recycling Germany (ERDE) is a recovery concept for crop plastics. The necessity for this concept arises from the massive use of silage stretch film, silage sheets, underlayer films and other plastics products in the agricultural sector. This is because: in particular in such a nature-orientated branch, these films may not pollute the environment after use, and must be introduced into the closed loop recycling management.
For a sustainable agricultural economy which is gentle on resources, members of the IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen (Industrial Association for Plastic Packaging) e. V. have, together with RIGK, taken the initiative for environmental protection, and have called the Crop Plastics Recycling Germany system into being.
Participating manufacturers from the crop plastics sector currently are:
European association: ape Europe
At the Crop Plastics Recycling Germany (ERDE) collection points, silage sheets, underlayer films, silo tubes, silage stretch film, net replacement films, asparagus film, perforated film and baler twine can be handed in free of charge. Asparagus farmers can contact RIGK directly for the return of asparagus film. The integration of these films into ERDE is planned for spring 2021.
The crop plastics which are returned via Crop Plastics Recycling Germany (ERDE) are divided into five groups (see above) and have to be collected and handed in separately accordingly. Crop plastics have to be free of coarse dirt, and no foreign materials (e.g. iron, wood or tyres) may be in which them. The criteria are checked on hand-on by trained personnel.
The ERDE system is a simple solution for the reliable, environmentally-friendly and sustainable disposal of agricultural plastics. The collected plastics are crushed, washed and melted to regrind during material recycling , and then used for the production of very different plastic products. Through the successful collaboration between producers and farmers, the recyclable material cycle can be closed, resources preserved and the environment protected.
Please contact the RIKG Team directly regarding the return of crop forcing films, fibrous webs and yarns, which took place up until now through FOLIO and NETTI.