Member since: 05/2019

Active in: WG Plastics

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Der Grüne Punkt

As service providers for extended producer responsibility, leading secondary raw material suppliers for plastics and premium producers of recycled plastics, Der Grüne Punkt companies provide solutions that meet the needs of the circular economy. Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland GmbH (DSD) is the market leader for dual systems in Germany. It provides intelligent take-back systems and develops and markets innovative recycled materials and services. Systec Plastics produces premium recycled materials under the Systalen brand name for the international market in Eisfeld and Hörstel. The companies collectively come under the DSD – Duales System Holding GmbH & Co. KG umbrella.

As businesses committed to the establishment of a circular economy, we help to transform waste into a valuable resource. We need to ensure that the growing global population has the resources it needs while at the same time protecting and preserving our livelihoods. This includes minimising waste, eliminating pollutants and maximising the reutilisation of resources in the economy worldwide.
We work with national and international partners to promote the prevention, collection, recycling and use of secondary raw materials in developing and newly industrialised countries. A key area for us is the plastic waste produced from packaging and throw-away products. We are a long way from establishing the required infrastructure for this type of material, which is multiplying rapidly worldwide, and the damage being caused to the environment is immense. The introduction of product responsibility is an important step towards solving this issue, and one that we support.

Der Grüne Punkt’s main business area is the establishment of a circular system for reusable packaging material, particularly plastic packaging. We are pioneers, drivers and innovators in this field. We are closing the resource cycle for plastic, as we believe that the value chain extends from production to re-use. We advise our customers how to design packaging so that it is as easy as possible to recycle and, ideally, can be re-used as packaging. From the shelf back to the shelf: As producers of high-performance recycled plastics made from “Yellow Bag” packaging materials, we offer the market a broad and ambitious range of potential applications, including re-use as packaging. In doing so, we provide the opportunity to conserve primary raw materials, reduce CO2 emissions and relieve the pressure on the environment.