Stretch film, silage sheets, underlayer films, asparagus films, perforated films , round bale nets and baler twine – in agriculture, large quantities of plastic products are used year after year, ending up as waste. To ensure that these plastics do not pollute the environment, companies in various sectors have taken a joint initiative to protect the climate and the environment with ERDE - crop plastics recycling in Germany.
ERDE is a recovery and recycling system for crop plastics that actively contributes to sustainable agriculture and efforts to conserve resources.
Under the umbrella of the IK German Association for Plastics Packaging and Films, manufacturers of crop plastics are standing up for climate and environmental protection. Together with the disposal specialist RIGK, the group developed the ERDE concept with the aim of promoting the recovery and recycling of crop plastics. Through this concept, they voluntarily take active responsibility for the end of life treatment of their products.
ERDE actively engages all stakeholders in the crop plastics cycle:
The system operator RIGK expands the network of collection points, assists in setting up collection points with monitoring staff, carries out the collection and proper documentation and offers the collection points ready-made solutions for communications.
As consumers, farmers also benefit from significantly lower costs when dropping off their crop plastics compared to alternative disposal services. In addition, you receive proof of proper recovery with a formal statement of achieved CO2-savings.
You can find out who our members are on our ERDE members page ERDE Mitglieder.