VerenA-SYSTEM

Packaging Recovery for Agriculture (VerpackungsEntsorgung Agrar) near you

For the free-of-charge takeback of empty used FIBCs (Big Bags) of non-hazardous substances as well as associated transport and secondary packaging from the agricultural sector. VerenA (Packaging Recovery for Agriculture – Verpackungsentsorgung Agrar) is a joint solution provided by industry associations and RIGK for the environmentally friendly takeback and recycling of the Big Bags used in the agricultural sector. Packers/fillers/distributors that participate in the VerenA-SYSTEM will fulfil their take-back and recycling obligations as defined in article 15 of the German Packaging Act (VerpackG). Learn more about the VerenA trademark, licensed packaging types and sustainable disposal.

Included packaging types and product groups:
  • FIBCs (Big Bags) and fabric sacks from the agricultural sector with the following filling products:
    • Seeds
    • Feed
    • Fertiliser
    • Other
  • Stretch and shrink films
  • Cardboard
  • Wooden one-way pallets
  • Packaging aids

It will be possible to drop off VerenA-licensed packaging during defined collection dates and times at approximately 400 collection points throughout Germany. After the VerenA-SYSTEM is officially launched on 1 January 2023, all collection points near you, and the drop-off dates and times, will be posted on our official VerenA website at www.verena-recycling.de.

Learn more about the VerenA Terms of Acceptance

The VerenA trademark

The VerenA trademark indicates to you as a final consumer/waste producer that you can drop off your empty Big Bags at any VerenA collection point throughout Germany for free in a completely easy and environmentally friendly manner. Participating packers/fillers will place the VerenA trademark on their FIBCs (Big Bags).

Link VerenA Trademark Labelling Guidelines

Which packaging is returnable?

At the VerenA-SYSTEM collection points, you will be able to drop off FIBCs (Big Bags) with the VerenA trademark that previously contained non-hazardous substances from the agricultural sector free of charge. These collection points will also accept the associated licensed transport and secondary packaging. All VerenA-licensed Big Bags that are dropped off must be empty, free of trickles, clean on the outside and have a legible product label. They can be handed in rolled up and tied together and then placed in a single outer Big Bag. Trained staff at the collection points will inspect all deliveries in order to ensure they comply with the VerenA Terms of Acceptance.

Sustainability through recycling

The VerenA-SYSTEM is a simple solution for the safe, environmentally friendly and sustainable disposal of Big Bags that previously contained non-hazardous substances from the agricultural sector. Proper drop-offs and takeback of separated materials will make it possible to send the empty Big Bags directly on to our recycling partners, where the bags will be put through various processing steps such as shredding and cleaning and then ultimately used to create high-quality recyclate. This PP recyclate can then be used to manufacture various types of plastic products – which completes the cycle. 

Who stands behind VerenA-SYSTEM?

The VerenA recovery system will be operated by the German agricultural industry in cooperation with four industry associations and RIGK. These industry associations are:

Together, these associations make up the “Interessengemeinschaft (IG) VerenA” (VerenA Interest Group)

Do you have any questions?

Then simply call us, or send us an email! Your contact is happy to assist you personally with additional information, and will advise you on all recovery and recycling topics.

Jens Dambeck
Jens DambeckSystem Manager