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IFAT: IK helps design BDE special plastics area

At this year's IFAT in Munich, BDE and IK want to jointly realize the trade fair presentation.

After a forced break in 2020 due to corona, the international trade fair for environmental and recycling technology IFAT is to be held in Munich again this year. Under the motto "Too precious to waste - Too good to throw away," the BDE Bundesverband der Deutschen Entsorgungs-, Wasser- und Rohstoffwirtschaft (Federal Association of the German Waste Management, Water and Raw Materials Industry) plans to present a special area on the plastics material stream at IFAT 2022 from May 30 to June 3 with the Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen (IK) as a partner. According to BDE and IK, the booth will offer a wide range of information on the material and show practical examples of how to close the plastics loop. According to the two partners, a total of sixteen companies from the waste disposal and recycling sector, as well as producers from the plastics industry, will present their solutions for the plastics cycle in the exhibition area in Hall A6, which covers more than 200 square meters. At a specially set up "workbench", the participating companies can showcase their processes and products. According to the BDE and IK, the joint design of the special area is intended to showcase the role of the individual players in a functioning materials cycle using best-practice examples that already work. "Plastics are part of our everyday life. They can be used in many ways and have many positive properties," emphasizes BDE President Peter Kurth. "The move from a linear to a circular economy is therefore particularly important here." IK Managing Director Circular Economy Dr. Isabell Schmidt is pleased about the BDE's invitation to help shape the special area with innovative plastic packaging from IK member companies: "Circular economy is a shared responsibility. From the manufacturer and distributor of the packaging to the consumer and waste collector to the sorter and recycler - everyone must ensure that used plastic packaging is kept in the economic cycle with as little loss as possible and without any loss of quality."


  • (Mar. 8, 2022)
  • Photo: © Messe München

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