About the BKV

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Visible product stewardship

The BKV makes a valuable contribution to help the German plastics industry fulfil its product responsibility. The BKV represents the entire plastics value chain: Companies, associations and federations working in the fields of plastics production, plastics processing, and plastics machinery manufacture.


Expert platform of the plastic industry

The BKV and its network see themselves as a think tank of the German plastics industry. It provides the data and facts as a decision-making and argumentation aid on topics of resource efficiency and circularity of plastics. For this purpose, the BKV has a broad network of experts with whom it cooperates not only nationally but also internationally.


End-of-life- topics and plastics recovery

The main task of the BKV is to protect the interests of its shareholders and the entire plastics industry in the field of resource efficiency of plastics with a focus on end-of-life issues. The main focus is on the field of recovery, especially - but not only - of plastic packaging. The BKV observes attentively how these topics develop in the political environment. Developments potentially critical for the plastics industry are identified and taken up in the project work. The BKV thus creates a factual basis for well-founded discussions for the associations and all stakeholders at an early stage.



As plastics industry experts, the BKV deals with environmental matters relevant to plastics. It bases it work on a broad network and supplies the results of the projects to interested parties under equal conditions. It also offers its expertise as a consultant for waste issues to clients outside its own group of stakeholders.