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Plastics make an important contribution to making services and goods available in a resource-efficient manner. Furthermore, at the end of their service life they contribute to saving resources as a raw material – also as waste.

Circular Economy

Plastics make an important contribution to making services and goods available in a resource-efficient manner. Furthermore, at the end of their service life they contribute to saving resources as a raw material – also as waste. Find out more

In Germany, nearly 100% of plastics are recovered: Every two years, the plastics industry compiles a complete picture of the plastic material flow from production to recycling.

Market data

In Germany, nearly 100% of plastics are recovered: Every two years, the plastics industry compiles a complete picture of the plastic material flow from production to recycling. Find out more

The importance of standards is increasingly recognised. They can also be very helpful on the way to the circular economy. The BKV is working on this.

Standardisation

The importance of standards is increasingly recognised. They can also be very helpful on the way to the circular economy. The BKV is working on this. Find out more

BKV - Thinktank of the plastics industry

The BKV provides the industry with facts and figures on resource efficiency and circularity of plastics for their business decisions.

 

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Studies

Material flow analysis plastics in Germany 2021: Facts and figures on the life cycle of plastics

In addition to data on the production and converting of plastics in Germany, the study also offers facts and figures on the production and use of recycled materials.

 

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Plastics in the Environment: Special Report "Pellet Losses"

The special report provides an initial estimate of how many pellets end up in the environment.

 

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Report: Plastics in the Environment in Germany

The report maps the input and fate of plastic waste in the terrestrial as well as aquatic environment.

 

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Study: Plastics-related waste streams in Germany

Based on the year 2019, the analysis identifies previously unused waste streams for mechanical recycling.

 

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We provide the data and facts to enable sound discussion

on resource efficiency and end-of-life issues of plastics

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.

Plastics

Plastic is an ideal material for resource efficiency. What concerns us here is its potential contribution as a waste product.

 

Concepts

The BKV provides strategic and conceptual support, and also helps with communicational matters concerning end-of-life topics with plastics.

Recovery

Questions relating to the recycling of plastics are our forte: We draw up analyses, assessments and concepts.