IK is the German association of plastics packaging and films its members include the major producers of EPS fishboxes serving the German fish and seafood markets. These companies organise their own waste recovery systems for customers under which the EPS fishboxes can be returned to them free of charge. In some cases customers are able to compress the boxes reducing the volume of waste by up to 90%. According to regulations, there is no waste to landfill in Germany.
The fishboxes or the compressed material can be recycled afterwards. 100% are being re-used for material recycling or energy recovery.
IK plans an initiative to start a closer cooperation with waste disposers to find out new ways to improve collection and material recycling of EPS products in general.
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