Every year, tens of thousands of tonnes of different plastic products are used in German agriculture –becoming waste afterwards. Our goal: to collect all films, baler twine, nets and other products, and successfully reintroduce them into the material cycle through recycling.
The films collected at our ERDE collection points are recycled exclusively by partners within the European Union, mainly in Germany. Here the plastics are washed, crushed and melted back into granulates. These recycled polymers are then processed further into new products – for example, agricultural film, construction films, foil bags or garden furniture.
For example, the amount of recycled polymers obtained from one tonne of collected crop plastics can be used the production of 12,500 tear-resistant 80-litre plastic bags. This means that every full container at our ERDE collection points may be turned into 50,000 plastic bags!