11 December 1995 00:00 [Source: ICB]
THE GERMAN packaging waste collection firm Duales System Deutschland (DSD and its plastics recycling arm Deutsche Kunststoff Recycling (DKR) plan to introduce regulations for firms recycling the system's plastic packaging wastes, following a scandal (ECN 4 December).
All firms receiving DSD contracts in future must declare that they will use only materials with the green recycling dot, and this must be verified by the German technical maintenance organisation TUV, said DSD managing director Wolfram Bruck. If other materials are to be used, they must be declared and the use justified.
DSD contractors also will be obliged to declare all recycling materials they have in stock. Subcontractors must be firms in which they own a minimum stake of 25%. Companies making false declarations will be barred from receiving DSD wastes, said Bruck.
DKR said it is making systematic checks of recycling firms, and hopes to complete the process by April 1996.
Meanwhile, a search of storage facilities owned by bankrupt recycler R+R has done little to clear up the confusion surrounding the firm's operations. Investigators said 16 000 tonne of household films were found but it was not clear how much was green dot waste.
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