Implementation of a Recovery System with Optimized Interfaces - The Total Plastic Concept

The German system for recovery of mixed dry recyclables has been established in the early 90s. It was installed to increase the recycling rates additional to the already existing system: the separate collection of papaer and glass.

Within the system components so called light weight packaging (LVP or PMD) – like ferrous and non-ferrous metals, drink cartons, composites, plastic packaging (dense Plastics and film) – are collected. Due to the legal situation the system is financed according to the cost by cause principle. A licence-fee is payed for each packaging unit by the packaging industry or retailer. Companies that operate this system like Der Grüne Punkt are responsible for collection and recycling of post consumer packaging waste originating from households or similar facilities – in the sense of source of waste.

Waste collection is mainly done by curbsite collection as a source segregated system for these mixed dry recyclables. But there are also some regions where there are just bringsites installed. The total annual amount of material collected within the described system is some 2.2 Mio. tons.

Copyright: © TK Verlag - Fachverlag für Kreislaufwirtschaft
Quelle: Waste Management, Volume 3 (Oktober 2012)
Seiten: 8
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Autor: Dr. Joachim Christiani
Dipl.-Ing. Martin Bender

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