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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.


    Ludger Rethmann

Double the benefits

  • Customers of selected services from REMONDIS in Australia can now obtain QANTAS Business Reward points with eligible transactions for recycling and industry services, if their company is also a member of QANTAS’ Business Rewards Programme. One bonus mile is now added to their QANTAS Business Reward account for every AU$ 1 paid for services provided by REMONDIS. This means, therefore, that every company that uses REMONDIS’ container services can now collect QANTAS miles each time a container is delivered or collected.

Additional discounts

Many companies have already joined the Business Rewards Programme. They can benefit from the many advantages offered by the other QANTAS partners even if they are not a frequent flyer. The points can, for example, be redeemed for upgrades or vouchers. The higher the customer‘s membership level, the higher the bonus points rewarded for every flight. Additionally, and depending on the customer’s membership level, different discounts on base fares, higher luggage allowances or access to global lounges are granted.

Australia’s favourite airline

QANTAS is Australia‘s largest airline. With 118 aircraft and 73 destinations worldwide, the airline is an important passenger carrier to and from Australia and is a popular brand among Australians and the many tourists from around the world who travel to Australian shores. “We are really proud to have partnered with such a strong regional company such as QANTAS,” commented Luke Agati, managing director of REMONDIS Australia. “It is yet another sign of REMONDIS‘ growing significance on the Australian continent.”

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  • “We are really proud to have partnered with such a strong regional company such as QANTAS.”

    Luke Agati, Managing Director of REMONDIS Australia

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