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After use, when the packaging has reached the end of its lifecycle, environment and recycling aspects are gaining importance. They are not only essential for the public opinion and the acceptance of plastics packaging. A functioning infrastructure to guarantee proper recycling has become prerequisite for most products. IK contributed substantially to the recycling of used plastics packaging as stakeholder of the German organisations for the recycling of plastics and plastics packaging (BKV Beteiligungsgesellschaft für Kunststoffverwertung mbH, DKR Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kunststoffrecycling mbH, tecpol GmbH).
Due to the importance of the issue IK founded the Executive Committee Environment . Representatives from all product sectors of the plastics packaging industry observe and discuss planned regulations and prepare statements if necessary.
As a federation of the manufacturers of plastics packagings and films IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen e.V. represents the interests of the plastics packaging industry vis-à-vis the legal bodies and national/international institutions and associations.
pic IK is the partner of the plastics packaging industry. Our association represents the whole lifecycle of plastics packaging: production, application, recycling in 11 sector groups. Due to its product-specific organisation and the close contact with its members IK guarantees tailor-made lobbying towards politics and public.