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  • Dear Readers!

    There is a political stalemate in Germany at the moment. With four of the six parties elected to Germany’s new Parliament failing to find a compromise so that they can form a government, the country’s political future – at the time we went to print – is more uncertain than ever. A so-called Jamaica coalition, which gets its name from the colours of the different parties: black for the two Conservative coalition partners CDU and CSU, yellow for the Liberals FDP, and green for the Bündnis90/Die Grünen (the colours of the Jamaican flag), would appear to no longer be an option after the parties’ exploratory talks broke down on 19 November. At the same time, the Social Democrats seem to be sticking to their decision not to form another ‘grand coalition’ with their Conservative counterparts. There are certainly some huge political hurdles to overcome. Whilst some would prefer more state control, others are looking to follow a more typically liberal course with greater freedom for businesses. The Green’s desire to speed up the move towards an energy sector without fossil fuels (including shutting down coal-fired power stations and getting rid of internal combustion engines earlier than planned) is proving to be an obstacle for those with more conservative political interests. And, whilst the Liberals are finally fighting to expand digital networks in rural areas, the Conservatives would appear to be merely paying digital lip service to this subject.

    And yet there is no time to lose. The economy is already going through a structural change as a result of the next industrial revolution and this revolution is both digital and electrical. It has come at a time when the world is facing the huge challenges of climate change and a growing number of environmental problems which, in the end, will make it difficult to meet the global population’s needs.

    Even sand – a substance we would seem to be surrounded by – is becoming scarce. And, once again, it is our industry that has come up with a solution. If we are to curb global warming, move away from fossil fuels and conserve our planet’s raw materials, then setting up a genuine circular economy must be at the very centre of a government’s policy. If Germany, a country with so few natural resources of its own, is to remain an important industrial location in the future as supplies of raw materials become ever scarcer, then the spotlight must be turned on recycling. Recycling must be at the forefront of everyone’s minds, especially of product designers. The foundations were created for this when the Packaging Law was introduced during the last legislative period as this lays down product responsibility and market-based measures to promote recycling. What is needed now is to transfer these standards so that they apply to all products.
     
    There is always much to celebrate at the end of the year. REMONDIS is, for example, celebrating sixty years of plastics recycling at RE PLANO and, of course, that you – our custom-ers, friends, partners and employees – have remained loyal to us throughout the year. Together, day by day, we can help make the world that little bit more sustainable.
     
    We would like to thank you for your great support and collab-oration over the last twelve months and wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and successful New Year.

    Yours

    Ludger Rethmann


Data Protection Declaration.
REMONDIS SE & Co. KG

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    REMONDIS would like to welcome you to its website and we are very pleased that you are interested in our products and services. We are very aware that you attach great importance to having your privacy protected when you use our site. For this reason, we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We would like you to know, therefore, when and what information we save and how we use it. To this effect, we have drawn up this data protection declaration to inform you about the measures we use to protect data.


    Validity of this data protection declaration

    This data protection declaration is valid for REMONDIS SE & Co. KG (hereinafter referred to as REMONDIS) as well as for its subsidiaries and associated companies. We make every effort to ensure that the information and data on this website is accurate. However, we cannot guarantee nor can we assume liability for the topicality, accuracy and completeness of the information and data provided. REMONDIS websites may contain links to other companies, to which this data protection declaration does not apply and for whose content we cannot be held responsible.


    Collecting and processing personal data

    Personal data is only collected if you make it available to us, for example, by filling out a form or sending us an email to order products or services, to make an enquiry, as an online application or to request additional material. With your permission, this data is saved, processed and, if applicable, sent to associated REMONDIS companies with the sole purpose of being able to provide you with individual support, to send you product information or to send you information about our services. REMONDIS hereby declares that your details are processed in accordance with current data protection laws. You have the right to withdraw your permission at any time. All you need do is send an email to the email address mentioned below. We hereby assure you that your personal data will not be passed on to a third party unless we are required to do so by law or you have given us your prior consent.

    A number of measures have been taken to guarantee that your personal data is treated in strict confidence, for example, our employees are obliged to fulfil their tasks in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act and to use data processing systems in a correct manner and are bound to secrecy. Furthermore, we use a wide variety of technical security procedures to safeguard your data.


    Your rights

    On request, REMONDIS will inform you as quickly as possible whether and what data has been stored in its systems about your person. Should, despite our efforts to ensure all information is kept accurate and up to date, our systems contain incorrect information, then we will correct this at your request. We can only use your data if you have given us your permission to do so.
    Should you wish to withdraw your permission, then please inform us of your decision so that we can deactivate or delete your data.


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    The contents of the REMONDIS website are protected by copyright. Any reproduction of information or data, in particular the use of texts, sections of text or graphic material, requires the prior consent of REMONDIS SE & Co. KG.


    Public Directory of Procedures

    In its Article 4g, the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) stipulates that the person in charge of data protection must make the information listed in Article 4e available to any person in an appropriate manner. For this reason, everyone is able to access and read our public directory of procedures. Public directory of procedures

    Should you have any questions concerning our data protection declaration or the subject of "data protection at REMONDIS", then please contact the person responsible for data protection at our company. The contact details have been listed below. Here you can find out which of your details have been saved in our system. Furthermore, you can send us information, inform us of your wishes concerning the deletion or correction of your data or send us your comments at any time by email or letter to the following address:

    REMONDIS SE & Co. KG
    - Data Protection -
    Brunnenstr. 138
    44546 Lünen
    Germany
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