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.


Agreement reached in the PPWR negotiations

The European Commission, the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament agreed on a final compromise text yesterday, 4 March 2024, during the trilogue negotiations. The parties were able to reach an agreement at the last moment to enable the Packaging & Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) to be adopted before the European elections

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

PRO Finnish Plastics Recycling Ltd

Last year, the Raan Group became a major shareholder in the Finnish recycling system “Finnish Plastic Recycling Ltd” (Suomen Uusiomuovi Oy) through a subsidiary. The company has recently officially become a Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO) for all types of packaging materials. On behalf of more than 2,700 licensed producers, glass, paper and cardboard, metal and wooden packaging will also be collected and recycled in the future.

International EPR obligations

In most countries, companies that put packaging on the market must take responsibility for its proper collection, sorting and recycling. To enable the best possible recycling of these recyclable materials, this packaging must be licensed with a collection and recycling system.

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Reclay as a reliable partner for citizens throughout Europe

On the occasion of various reports about Reclay in connection with the change of waste disposal service provider in the district of Mühldorf in Bavaria, we are publishing today’s Klartext. Within our group of companies, we are responsible for operating a large number of different systems for collecting and recycling used packaging throughout Europe. More

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.

SOEX and Reclay: partners for a circular economy in the textile industry

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation estimates that the textile industry, with 1.2 billion tonnes, is responsible for about 10 per cent of the world’s annual CO₂ emissions. According to a 2022 report by the European Environment Agency, from a European perspective, the textile industry has the largest negative impact on our environment behind the food industry, the housing industry and the transport industry. Moreover, the textile sector is one of the biggest drivers of plastic production after packaging.

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