News from the Reclay world

As fast-moving as everyday life is in today’s world, there are just as many innovations in our group of companies. Because only those who continue to evolve can be successful in the long term. For us, success means making the world a little bit better! Here we report regularly on current developments, topics that are important to us, as well as legal amendments and innovations.


Sumi Oy to build its own sorting plant in Finland

The Finnish Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) Sumi Oy has announced the construction of a sorting plant for plastic packaging in the Finnish town of Riihimäki. The internationally active Raan Group, to which Reclay also belongs, has held the largest shares in the Finnish PRO Sumi Oy via a subsidiary since 2022.

Procircular receives authorisation as PRO in Spain

Procircular is the first company in Spain to be authorised to operate a PRO for all packaging materials and types of packaging and will therefore process household, commercial and industrial packaging. Furthermore, the service will apply to the entire Spanish market, regardless of where the packaging waste is generated.

Agreement reached in the PPWR negotiations

+++ Update April 24, 2024: Regulation on packaging and packaging waste (PPWR) adopted in EU plenary +++ Today, on April 24, the plenary of the EU Parliament voted on the English version of the PPWR. The regulation was adopted with 476 votes in favour, 129 against and 24 abstentions. The translations and legal language checks

Mechanical and chemical recycling

Klartext Together instead of against each other The industry is currently discussing about the advantages and disadvantages of mechanical and chemical recycling. In many places, a confrontational and competitive course is emerging between the two approaches. We think this discourse is wrong. We believe that both approaches can and must function side by side. After

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The reporting volumes in Germany continue to raise questions

In our Klartext from 15 May 2024, we commented on the fact that the Q2 market shares of the dual systems showed a decline in reported volumes, while collection volumes were on the rise. One month later, this development was confirmed. The German packaging register “Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (ZSVR) has yet to issue a statement.

Declining reporting volumes despite 1 million registrations

At the end of March, the german packaging register “Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (ZSVR)” published the german PROs’ market shares for the second quarter based on the interim reports. In the category of lightweight packaging, a decline in reported volumes can be observed in this interim report. This is a development that we cannot understand.

Plastic tax as an opportunity?

If implemented correctly, the German plastics tax offers the opportunity to promote the recycling of plastics and the use of recyclates and thus further develop the circular economy for plastics.

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