Recyclate Initiative Partners

Alarming numbers: As early as 2050, there could be more plastic than fish (by weight) in the oceans if nine million tons of plastic waste from unsecured landfills and rivers per year continue to flow into the oceans. As people are becoming more aware of the relevancy and urgency of the plastic waste problem, demand is increasing for sustainable packaging with a high share of recyclates, that is, recycled plastic.

The partners in the Recyclate Initiative lend their support for effective recycling. Their shared goal is to develop a sustainable material cycle for material from the Yellow Bag. For the solution to clean oceans is on land. If after its use plastic packaging is reused at a high quality level and put into a closed cycle, it cannot end up as waste in the oceans.

Siegwerk, a family-run company in the sixth generation, produces printing inks. It is one of the international market leaders in the manufacture of printing inks and customized solutions for packaging, labels and catalogs. From headquarters in Siegburg near Cologne, Siegwerk manages about 5,000 employees in 30 country subsidiaries around the world.

Mondi is a global leader in packaging and paper, delighting its customers and consumers with innovative and sustainable packaging and paper solutions. Mondi is fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain – from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and plastic films, to developing and manufacturing effective industrial and consumer packaging solutions. Sustainability is a central component in mondi’s daily work. In 2018 the company earned revenue of 7.48 billion EUR and an adjusted EBITDA of 1.76 billion EUR. Mondi has a dual listed company structure, with a primary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange Limited for Mondi Limited under the ticker MND, and a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange for Mondi plc, under the ticker MNDI. Mondi is a FTSE 100 constituent, and has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2008 and the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index Series since 2007.

The Frosch brand is known as an eco pioneer that develops its products according to the Cradle to Cradle® principle. Frosch was the first brand to introduce PET bottles made of used plastic with a share of rPET from the Yellow Bag and HDPE packaging of up to 100% from the Yellow Bag.
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Interface to consumers, supports and sensitizes the consumer to the issue of sustainability in packaging.

Supports value-adding development with its expertise. For NABU less waste, more repairs, reuse and recycling are the key to more environmental protection by means of the circular economy. Products have to be more resource-efficient and more durable. The more often waste – as a raw material – goes into a closed cycle, the better. More than ever, hazardous waste has no place in products or in waste. All these criteria can be put into practice only by an ecologically oriented government that sets the rules for the economy and society.

REMONDIS is one of the world’s largest private companies working in the fields of recycling, industrial services and water mangement. The company is linked to the Recyclate Initiative through its Dual System EKO-Punkt. Packaging containing recyclable material is expertly processed by REMONDIS in its own cutting-edge system and returned to the material cycle as high-quality recycled raw material. With its sophisticated complete solutions, REMONDIS ensures the material recycling of plastic from communal waste collections and take-back systems. Local pre-sorting operations and the provision of collection equipment are just two of the many services REMONDIS offers. In ultramodern facilities, the material is turned into products of uniform high quality, such as ground goods and granules of HDPE and PET flakes.

Manufactures high-quality PET and HDPE packaging of 100 percent used plastic. ALPLA is among the leading companies in plastic packaging. At 178 sites in 46 countries, about 20,800 employees produce customized packaging systems, bottles, caps and injection-molded parts. Under the brand PET Recycling Team, ALPLA operates its own recycling plants with sites in Austria and Poland and as joint ventures in Germany and Mexico.

By means of high-speed laser spectrography, Unisensor ensures fine sorting for PET flakes from the Yellow Bag.