RIGK Romania is part of RIGK Germany and it was established in 2008. RIGK Romania starts to operate SCAPA system during the same year 2008, based on a contract between AIPROM and its members. SCAPA system provides services of inspection management, transportation and waste recovery resulting from crop protection products packaging. In 2010, RIGK collected via SCAPA a total amount of 561.66 tons of waste, whereof 413.03 tons of plastic material, 130.16 tons of paper and 8.46 tons of metal. The recovery quotas reached by the companies participating in SCAPA in 2010 were the following (by type of materials): plastic- 56.8%, paper - 41.1 %, metal- 41.2 %. The total amount recovered accounts for 51.83% of the overall packages placed on the market in 2010 by the companies participating in the system. By the end of 2009, SCAPA had recovered from users an overall average quota of 37.5 %. As a strategy for the next years,
RIGK (Gesellschaft zur Rückführung industrieller und gewerblicher Kunststoffverpackungen GmbH) is a German company established in 1993 by a group of companies in the plastic and packaging manufacturing industry, who specialize in the recovery of plastic packaging from commercial and industrial activity.
The founding companies' purpose was to implement a cost-efficient, reliable and sustainable system to provide services of packaging recovery resulting from own products, in line with applicable European law. The list of RIGK shareholders can be accessed here.
Since its establishment, RIGK GmbH has developed and diversified its range of services and is currently collecting, on an annual basis, over 15,000 of secondary plastics. RIGK acquired over the years know-how and important experience in the plastic recovery industry. This makes us an important consultant for similar projects in the set-up phase or in progress, across various countries in Europe, Asia, America and Africa.
As a commercial agent, RIGK markets all types of PE secondary packaging, PP plastics, operating on markets across Europe and worldwide. Click here for further details.
Activities of RIGK GmbH:
In Germany, RIGK GmbH manages six different recovery systems:
• RIGK-SYSTEM for non-hazardous packaging from commercial and industrial users
• RIGK-G (efahrstoff)-SYSTEM for hazardous packaging from commercial and industrial users
• RIGK-PICKUP-SYSTEM a pick-up system for hazardous and non-hazardous plastic packaging
• PAMIRA-SYSTEM for pesticides packaging in the agricultural sector
• BEIZMITTEL-SYSTEM for seed dressing packaging >50l in the agricultural sector
• PELLE - for plastic bags used in the agricultural sector
RIGK also manages, each year, the recovery and recycling of over 2,000 tons of waste from plastic film for farming production. SCAPA - The Pesticide Packaging Pick-up System of AIPROM is the first packaging recovery system outside Germany where RIGK is directly involved, by providing services of inspection management, transport, recovery and promotion and logistics investments.