20. March 2023
At the moment, sowing and preparations for the harvest are in full swing, and at the same time the RIGK take-back systems for the agricultural sector have started their 2023 collection period, or will do so shortly. The IK Initiative ERDE already started to take back used harvest plastics at the end of February, while the PAMIRA® SYSTEM has been collecting plant protection product and liquid fertiliser packagingsince mid-March. VerenA, the new take-back system for empty used agricultural Big Bags filled with non-hazardous products, will also carry out its first collections during the collection period. At the beginning of March, farmers were already able to dispose of empty seed dressing packaging safely and sustainably via the BEIZE SYSTEM, and preparations are also already under way for the PRE-SYSTEM. The collection will take place in November and 2023 also marks the 10th anniversary of the system for the recovery and disposal of unusable plant protection products and other chemicals from the agricultural sector.
In addition to the introduction of the VerenA-SYSTEM, several innovations will be used in RIGK’s existing agricultural systems during the upcoming collection period.
RIGK welcomes these innovations and views them as further evidence of a growing demand for the sustainable takeback and recycling of packaging and plastics and the continuous further development of RIGK’s take-back systems in the agricultural sector. In this context, RIGK would like to thank all participants for their extensive use of and support for the systems. RIGK also hopes to see continued committed participation and use of the systems during the upcoming collection period so that together we can all take another significant step towards a sustainable circular economy this year as well.
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