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VerenA: New take-back system for agricultural big bags

In the new system, used big bags can be returned free of charge, according to RIGK.


VerenA (Verpackungsentsorgung Agrar) is the name of the new system organized by Rücknahmesystem Industrie & Gewerbe (RIGK) together with trade associations of the German agricultural industry for the return and recycling of used bulk containers from agriculture. According to RIGK GmbH, the prerequisite for the free acceptance of big bags as well as associated outer and transport packaging is that the agricultural containers were previously filled with non-hazardous filling materials such as seeds or fertilizers and that all packaging materials are licensed with VerenA. Plans call for the establishment of up to 400 collection points nationwide. Dates for collection are to be published on the VerenA website The Big Bags intended for delivery should be clearly marked with the VerenA label, emptied of residues, free of free-flowing and clean on the outside to ensure that the collection campaigns run smoothly, explains RIGK. The delivery could either be rolled up and fixed or self-packed in the big bag. By participating in the system, fillers and distributors fulfill their take-back and recycling obligations in accordance with Section 15 of the German Packaging Act (VerpackG), RIGK informs. The license label confirms that their big bags are approved for delivery to collection points. "By joining the VerenA-SYSTEM, fillers and distributors of agricultural products in big bags show that they act both legally and responsibly and contribute to resource efficiency and environmental protection," says Jens Dambeck, System Manager VerenA-SYSTEM. He added that RIGK then ensures that the collected big bags are sent for material recycling, if possible, in order to manufacture new products from them and thus close the raw material cycle.


  • RIGK Agrar Reporter 1/2023 (Mai 3, 2023)
  • Graphic: © RIGK

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