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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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.
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.
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.
We currently have the opportunity to contribute our expertise in the area of extended producer responsibility (EPR) in various projects outside of Europe. This brings economic opportunities for us as a group of companies. However, we also see the internationalisation of functioning EPR systems as our corporate responsibility.
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.
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.
The calculation of the German take-back systems’ market shares for the fourth quarter of 2023 has caused some surprise.
We are very proud to be recognized as a “Trendsetter of the Economy in the year 2021” by F.A.Z. We are among the chosen companies in the category “Management Consultants”, together with established and globally respected consultants such as Porsche Consulting, Roland Berger and Accenture.
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