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RIGK-SYSTEM

For the recovery of used and empty used packaging for non-hazardous substances

The RIGK-SYSTEM is the ideal solution for packers/fillers and distributors of non-hazardous substances: as your partner, we take over the reliable, cost-efficient and legal recovery and recycling of your packaging. Here you can find out everything about the RIGK trademark, suitable packaging types and your participation as trademark user.

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Examples of packaging types

Films   

  • Plastic sacks*
  • Sack linings for solids
  • Stretch- and shrink films
     

Flexible pouring containers   

  • Flexible IBCs (Big Bags)
  • Fabric sacks
     

Rigid packaging

    • Bottles
    • Buckets
    • Canisters
    • Barrels

    Combined packaging (> 50 % plastic)
    Cardboard boxes/octabins
    Fiber drums
    Wooden pallets (disposable)

    One trademark, many advantages

    The RIGK trademark signals to your customers that they as final consumers can simply hand in empty used packaging at a RIGK collection point– efficiently, free of charge and nationwide! For this purpose, you as trademark user label your packaging with the RIGK trademark and your individual trademark user number.  

    Which packaging is returnable?

    Using the RIGK-SYSTEM, we will take back your packaging for non-hazardous substances. The packaged products may not be classified according to the Hazardous Substances Law or the European Convention on the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road, nor acc. GHS. The packaging may not bear any hazard symbols.

    The RIGK-SYSTEM must not be confused with the RIGK-G(hazardous substance) SYSTEM for packaging for hazardous substances. It is essential that these systems are handled separately from one other. 

    Sustainability through material recycling

    As a trademark user of the RIGK-SYSTEM, you act in an environmentally-friendly and sustainable manner : after the taking back your packaging is recycled, depending on the degree of contamination and sorting purity. Here your empty used and sorted packaging is crushed, cleaned and then processed into regrind. From this regrind, new plastic products are to be produced in injection or blow moulding procedures – and the recycling circle is closed!

    Become a trademark user and profit in many and diverse ways

    For you as packaging companies and distributors, the participation in the RIGK-SYSTEM is as simple as it is advantageous: after you have closed a trademark user agreement with us, you may apply the RIGK trademark to your packaging. You pay your fee depending on the type of packaging and the weight of the packaging quantities put into circulation in Germany. This license fee covers the entire costs for the lawful return and recycling of your packaging.

    In this way, you have more time for your customers and can concentrate fully on your core business. And: by participating in the RIGK-SYSTEM, you will receive an individual climate protection certificate for your reduced CO2 emission through eco-efficient recycling.

    We are happy to create an individual and non-binding offer for you – simply contact us! 

    *Product groups for sacks
    Group 1: Inorganic compounds, alkaline reaction
    Group 2: Inorganic compounds, acidic reaction
    Group 3: Inorganic compounds, inert
    Group 4: Organic compounds which do not react with each other
    Group 5: Organic polymer compounds
    Group 6: PVC
    Group 7: Soot
    Group 8: Paint pigments
    Group S: Foodstuffs and fodder, peat and soil products, wood flour etc.

    We are happy to create an individual and non-binding offer for you – simply contact us! 
    Mr. Löber, loeber(at)rigk.de oder Telefon +49 611 308600-36

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    Do you have any questions?

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

    Claudia Hoese
    Claudia HoeseCustomer Service Industrial Systems, Press relations
    +49 611 308600-12