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40 years of Waste Law –  a journey through time

 

From waste disposal to recycling to a recycling economy for safeguarding raw materials: In 1971, the German government drew up its first environmental programme with a list of planned laws and ordinances laying the foundation stone for the German Waste Law. The following years were characterized by rapid progress. Germany became pioneers in waste disposal and recycling. The most important sources of innovation came from the private sector. more

In our series “40 years of Waste Law”, we look at each individual decade highlighting the challenges and developments of waste legislation at that time.

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The 70s – the age of waste disposal

 

Priority put on averting risks and protecting health: Disposing of waste whilst avoiding harmful influences – this was the main goal of the 70s. Practicable collection bins were designed, safe landfills built and disposal processes created for hazardous waste. more

Celebrations were held in Selm to mark the purchase of the 100th lorry. Taking part were Josef (3rd from right), Norbert (3rd from left) and Martin (4th from left) Rethmann.

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Environmental services

Water and waste –
everything is clean at VW

 

REMONDIS is responsible for in-house waste logistics and resource management at VW’s site in the indian city of Pune: Asia is gradually becoming a magnet for the global economy and India is playing a significant role in this process. One example here is the city of Pune.  more

REMONDIS has succeeded in standardizing processes, pooling transport and ensuring the established logistics system at VW is used in the best possible way.

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Environmental services

Evolution rather than revolution

 

TSR is pushing forward its strategic growth and cementing its importance as a global trading partner: Recycling scrap metal is more than simply an act to protect the environment. The recycling of old metal is growing in importance all around the world as raw materials become ever more scarce. Scrap steel and metals are collected, sorted, processed and then returned to production cycles. more

Whether it be in the field of construction, mobility or in IT and consumer electronics – progress cannot be made without metals.




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