RECYCLING IN GERMANY

General definition
Germany`s waste management
The Waste Management Act (Kreislaufwirtschaftsgesetz)
• The Waste Management Act (KrWG) is intended to tighten resource, climate and
environmental protection regulations
• five-step hierarchy
1 Prevention
2 Preparation for recycling
3 Recycling
4 Other types of recovery, e.g. energy recovery
5 Disposal
Since 1 January 2015, sorting is mandatory for organic waste, paper, plastics, metal and glass.
Target
Natural resources are protected. Medium-term target is to recycle or dispose all municipal solid waste in an environmental friendly
way.
The annual waste amount in Germany is about 463 kilograms per person.
This is a total amount of almost 37, 2 million tons of waste in private households only.
Germany‘s waste management is responsible for the entire waste cycle. Their tasks include collection, transport, sorting and the treatment of waste.
The company „Veolia“ , located in Herford, helps its customers to deal responsibly with natural resources.
This ensures that valuable substances and energy can be recovered from wastewater and water and be recycled.
The company offers high-quality services that are economical, ecological and sustainable.