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REMONDIS has further extended its recycling and material flow network by taking over all shares in Rhenus Recycling. Whilst, in the past, glass, plastics and textiles had been recycled by RHENUS – activities perhaps outside this sister company’s core business of logistics – these operations will now be run by Germany’s largest recycling firm. REMONDIS Recycling itself has a total of 26 business locations in three countries and more than 600 employees. It operates glass treatment plants, plastics processing plants and a facility for sorting and recycling textiles and offers a whole range of services for these three individual material streams. As far as the customers are concerned, this means everything is provided by just one company. This will, in particular, make life easier for local authorities and business owners. One contact person, short transport routes and access to an unparalleled network of plants and services for all material streams, including deposit return schemes, will all ensure services are delivered faster, more efficiently and more sustainably.
“Changing the company’s outer appearance is certainly an important step, as it makes it clear to the market that these areas are now a part of REMONDIS. The internal structures that we have built up over the years will, however, remain in place,” commented managing director, Christoph Bildstein. The only person who has changed is the board member in charge: Christoph Bildstein, Max Kremers and Ralf Mandelatz now report to REMONDIS board member, Max Köttgen. Their individual fields of business, teams of employees and business partners remain unchanged. For the most part, the responsibilities of the three reflect the three business divisions: glass, plastics and textiles as well as logistics
Having worked within the glass recycling sector for over 40 years now, the company is both pioneer and market leader in this field. Its tasks include collecting old glass from diverse large and medium-sized towns as well as rural districts and then processing the material at both its eleven glass treatment plants and its glass grinding facility. Thanks to its state-of-the-art technology, the company is able to supply the glass industry with cullet separated according to type and colour. RE Plano has been a well-known name in the plastics recycling sector for over 60 years now. Under Norbert Rethmann’s careful eye, RE Plano has spent many years looking at ways to recycle old plastic. Thanks to the cutting-edge technology they have developed, REMONDIS PET Recycling is able to produce quality PET flakes that can be used as a recycled raw material by the plastics industry to make new products.
Being one of the co-founders of the German deposit return scheme, REMONDIS Recycling has now become the market leader offering its customers a wide selection of deposit return services for both disposable and reusable bottles and cans. These include operating seven counting centres for handling disposable bottles across Germany as well as comprehensive billing services for food retailers and industrial businesses. Thanks to this scheme, consumers do not have to return bottles to the supermarket they bought them from. A reliable IT system, run by the company’s own computer centre, guarantees both competent services and the highest levels of security. The textiles sorting and recycling plant in Polch (near Koblenz), which is now being operated by REMONDIS Textilrecycling, sorts second-hand clothes and shoes into nine different categories so that they can be sent on for recycling. The clothes comes from municipal and charity collections, for example from Kolping or the German Red Cross. Thanks to these activities, the company is also able to support charitable organisations.