OPERATING SCHEMES

Country: France

Name: APE (Agriculture, Plastiques & Environement)

Date of creation: 2009

Partners of the scheme: FNSEA, FNA, Coop de France, Adivalor

Volume covered by the scheme: 83.000 tons

Products under scheme: Vegetable and animal production films, twines, nets, anti-hail nets, flexible irrigation pipes

Collecting rate: 61 % (2018)

Recycling rate: 100 % (2018)

Next steps: Extension to more products such as mulch, non-woven, twines, nets…

Website: http://www.plastiques-agricoles.com/agriculture-plastique-et-environnement-ape-commission-ape/ 

Country: Germany

Name: ERDE

Date of creation: 2013

Partners of the scheme: Ik (Plastic industry association), APE Europe, DRV (German Cooperatives’ Association), BVA (German Agricultural Trading Association)

Volume covered by the scheme: 30.000 t

Products under scheme: films for breeding

Collecting rate: 25 % (2018)

Recycling rate: 100 % (2018)

Next steps: Extension to more products such as mulch, non-woven, twines, nets…

Website: www.erde-recycling.de

Country: Norvege

Name: Grønt Punkt Norge

Date of creation: 1997

Partners of the scheme: Plastertur, representing the plastic industry and five other companies for metal, paper, glass, fibber and newspapers

Volume covered by the scheme: 12 844 tons

Products under scheme: All agricultural plastics

Collecting rate: 17 866 t / 83,5 % (2018)

Recycling rate: 100 % (2018)

Website: www.grontpunkt.no/english/

Country: Ireland

Name: Irish Farm Film Producers Group (IFFPG)

Date of creation: 2001

Partners of the scheme: established by law

Volume covered by the scheme: 28.000 t

Products under scheme: films for breeding

Collecting rate: 70 %  (2017)

Recycling rate: 80 % (2017)

Website: www.farmplastics.ie

Country:  Spain

Name: MAPLA

Partners of the scheme: ANAIP, Cicloplast,

Prevised launching date: 2020

Volume to be covered by the scheme: 100.000 t

Products under investigation: films for horticulture

Collecting rate expected: 50% (2022)

Recycling rate expected: 80 % (2022)

Already achieved: consensus among all actors

Next steps: creation of the managing and operating bodies

Website: https://plasticosagricolas.es

Country:  Great Britain

Name: APE UK

Partners of the scheme: APE Europe

Prevised launching date: end of 2019

Volume to be covered by the scheme: 50.000 t

Products under investigation: films, twines and nets for horticulture and breeding

Collecting rate expected: 50% (2022)

Recycling rate expected: 90 % (2022)

Already achieved: consensus among all actors, letters of intentions signed, contracts established

Next steps: creation of the managing and operating bodies

Website: https://ape-uk.com/

Country:  Great Britain

Name: APE UK

Partners of the scheme: APE Europe

Prevised launching date: end of 2019

Volume to be covered by the scheme: 50.000 t

Products under investigation: films, twines and nets for horticulture and breeding

Collecting rate expected: 50% (2022)

Recycling rate expected: 90 % (2022)

Already achieved: consensus among all actors, letters of intentions signed, contracts established

Next steps: creation of the managing and operating bodies

Website: https://ape-uk.com/

Country: Island

Name: Icelandic Recycling Fund

Website: https://www.urvinnslusjodur.is/english/