About RESY

Portrait

RESY Organisation für Wertstoffentsorgung GmbH is supported by three strong shareholders:

The "Vereinigung zur Förderung der Interessen der Hersteller von Wellpappenrohpapier aus Altpapier e.V" (Association to promote the interest of manufacturers of corrugated cardboard made from recycled paper), which belongs to the Association of German Paper Manufacturers - Verband deutscher Papierfabriken e.V. (VDP).

The Verband der Wellpappen-Industrie e.V. (VDW) (German Association of Corrugated Board Manufacturers)

The Reclay Systems GmbH which belongs to the Federal Association for Secondary Raw materials and Waste Disposal (Bundesverband Sekundärrohstoffe und Entsorgung (bvse).

RESY Organisation für Wertstoffentsorgung GmbH, with registered office in Darmstadt, Germany sees itself as a service provider for the entire value-added chain. The team at RESY GmbH will be happy to answer any queries you may have and also provide assistance for the practical implementation of requirements from the German Packaging Law. You will find our replies to the most frequently asked questions in the "FAQ" section.

Why RESY?

Recycled paper is the most important raw material for the paper-oriented packaging industry in Germany. Because of this, used paper and transport packaging out of cardboard an corrugated board has been collected and reused since many decades. When 1991 the first Packaging Directive took force, all parties involved in the paper recycling system believed, that the collection and recycling systems for used transport packaging - which had worked well from a market directed aspect to date - would be endangered. If recycling systems were to be established forcing packaging manufacturers to pay the disposal costs for that packaging, this would almost triple the costs of packaging made from recycled materials - at least from an arithmetical point of view. This was the main driving force behind the formation of RESY Organisation für Wertstoffentsorgung GmbH in 1991:
RESY guarantees the complete disposal and reuse of all transport packaging bearing the RESY symbol. The legal use of the RESY symbol means that all the specifications of the German Packaging Law for transport packaging have been fulfilled.

On conclusion of the agreement you will be issued with a unique identification number which must always be applied to the packaging in combination with the RESY symbol

Technical Requirements

Only recyclable transport packaging out of paper, cardboard and corrugated board are allowed to carry the RESY symbol.

You will find the requirements that have to be fulfilled in "Explanations about recyclability", compiled by the Technical Committees of RESY GmbH.

RESY Agreement

To use the RESY symbol on packaging that you introduce into the German market you first have to conclude a contract to use the symbol.

When you have concluded the contract you will be issued with a unique identification number that must always be applied to the packaging in combination with the RESY symbol.