26.01.2021

Third strategic consortium meeting

R-Cycle initiative grows along the entire value chain

On January 26, the third strategic R-Cycle consortium meeting took place – due to Corona, of course, digitally as a video conference. The results of all operational activities as well as the strategic development of the initiative were presented and discussed by the respective project leaders and managing directors of the consortium members.

The focus of the meeting was on the recent expansion of the consortium in further sub-areas of the value chain of plastic packaging. Three new key partners have joined R-Cycle in the past three months.

As Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik GmbH & Co. KG, with its highly specialized equipment for processing plastic film webs, is the link to packaging production, STEINERT GmbH and the EREMA Group are well-known global players in the directly interrelated fields of waste sorting and recyclate production.

Dr. Benedikt Brenken, Director of the R-Cycle Initiative, explains: “In the meantime, we have been able to win renowned partners in almost every value-added step along the packaging cycle. This means we now have a holistic basis for testing our data standard. Our third meeting clearly showed that a functioning circular economy is a high priority for all stakeholders around plastic packaging and that R-Cycle has enormous potential as a solution.”

The broad cross-industry participation creates a complete data set that makes the recycling-relevant properties of a packaging transparent for waste sorting. As a result, waste streams can be sorted more precisely, producing higher-quality recyclates.

R-Cycle follows the approach of mapping the entire value chain of plastic packaging within the initiative.