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01. December 2016

2. International Recycling Forum from 26 to 28.4.2017 in Wiesbaden – save the date

Wiesbaden, November 2016 – The second International Recycling Forum on "Agricultural Plastics – Potential for Recycling", held for the first time in 2015, will take place from 26 to 28 April 2017 at the Hotel Dorint Pallas in Wiesbaden. The organiser is again RIGK GmbH in cooperation with the European Association of Plastics Recycling & Recovery Organisations (EPRO) and the focus will once more be on recycling plastics in agriculture. Current political plastics recycling issues will also be addressed in general. An accompanying exhibition will provide further information about the sector. Attendance will cost € 646 with or € 576 without the evening event (prices include 19% VAT). Registrations can be made online. 
Contacts are Mareike di Leo (, +49 611 308600-10) and Gloria Diaz (, +49 611 308600-19). The language of the conference is English.

As a certified specialist company for trademark users (fillers, distributors, traders and importers), RIGK GmbH (, founded in 1992, organises the recovery of used, empty packaging and plastics from its German customers and arranges the safe and sustainable recycling of them. In addition, the company provides advice on the development of individual recovery and recycling solutions. On an international level, RIGK is represented in Romania and Chile. The Romanian subsidiary ( also undertakes the recovery and recycling of used packaging and plastics there. RIGK Chile SpA advises local industry in establishing their systems and complying with legal environmental and recycling constraints. The shareholders of RIGK GmbH are well-known manufacturers of plastics and packaging. RIGK GmbH has been a member of EPRO since 2006, where it established the working group for the recycling of agricultural plastics waste.

EPRO, the European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisations 
(, is a pan-European partnership of specialist organisations that are able to develop and deliver efficient solutions for the sustainable management of plastics waste, now and for the future. EPRO members are working to optimise national effectiveness through international co-operation: by studying successful approaches, evaluating different solutions and examining obstacles to progress. By working together EPRO members can achieve synergies that will increase efficient plastics recycling and recovery. Currently 19 organisations in 14 European countries, South Africa and Canada are represented in EPRO.

Further information:
Claudia Hoese
Marketing and Customer Care
Friedrichstr. 6, D-65185 Wiesbaden
Tel.: +49 611 308600-12, Fax: -30

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