The strong community of the mineral oil industry with already more than 200 licence partners
The new German Packaging Act (VerpackG) entered into force on 01.01.2019. It obliges manufacturers and distributors who put sales packaging into circulation to take it back and recover it. An appointed third party can be used to fulfil this obligation - for the mineral oil industry, this is GVÖ.
A licence agreement with GVÖ relieves you. From the collection and recovery of used, completely emptied packaging to the timeconsuming management of the register. Because GVÖ takes care of this as a commissioned third party with reliable partners. With GVÖ you are safe and fulfil your legal obligations.
GVÖ takes care of the legally required documentation on the recovery of your packaging jointly for all participants. This relieves you and gives you the certainty of always having the necessary proof.
More than 200 licence partners from the mineral oil industry place their trust in GVÖ. As a partner in our community, you benefit from comprehensive expertise, proven processes and, last but not least, a pay-as-you-go system that is spread over many shoulders.
The joint pay-as-you-go system pays off for each of our licence partners. In addition, GVÖ acts economically and cost-consciously. Therefore, we can offer you our comprehensive full service at such a favourable price.
You offer your collection points a convenient full service for packaging takeback and disposal that is also free of charge for them. The free take-back also takes place at your partners' or customers' premises.
The licence agreement with GVÖ allows you as a bottler and distributor of packaging to place the GVÖ logo on your packaging. With this seal, you signal that your product is sensibly recycled and taken back with a system.
Benefit from the experience of GVÖ and the already established take-back system so that your packaging can also be taken back free of charge from your customers.
GVÖ is a community of 40 shareholders and over 200 licence partners. As a recovery company for sales packaging of the mineral oil industry, we provide nationwide collection and environmentally friendly recovery of used, completely empty cans, canisters and drums - quite simply with the GVÖ take-back system.
You can find information about the law on the marketing, return and high-quality recovery of packaging on the website of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.
You can find all the details about the declaration of completeness on the website of the Central Agency Packaging Register.
GVÖ is a community of 40 shareholders and over 200 licence partners. As a recovery company for sales packaging of the mineral oil industry, we provide and environmentally friendly recovery of used cans, canisters and drums - quite simply with the GVÖ take-back system.
The following applies to collection points:
According to the German Packaging Act (VerpackG), packaging, e.g. oil cans, are subject to strict conditions and regulations regarding the take-back obligation. The GVÖ is the recovery company for packaging of the mineral oil industry, which relieves you of your take-back and recovery obligation as well as the obligation to produce supporting documents. The GVÖ take-back system is financed by the licence partners. For you as a collection point, the service is free of charge. Simply register online - and you will already benefit from the perfect take-back service of the GVÖ.
The following applies to consumers:
Return the empty containers undamaged and sealed to where they were purchased. Don’t throw oil packaging into the yellow bag or the yellow bin or into the household waste after use! This is because the remaining oil in the packaging pollutes the environment if disposed of improperly. The sales outlets of products of the GVÖ licence partners take back the empty packaging free of charge and pass them on to the GVÖ. GVÖ then ensures environmentally sound recovery in certified specialised companies. In this way, the oil packaging is added back to the recovered substance cycle.
GVÖ is a community of 40 shareholders and over 200 licence partners. As a recovery company, GVÖ ensures the collection and environmentally sound recycling of used, completely emptied cans, canisters and drums throughout Germany. The GVÖ system is financed by the licence partners and is free of charge for the registered collection points.
GVÖ collects your used, completely emptied packaging up to a capacity of 65 litres/kilogram, regardless of their brand.
Depending on demand. If your collection points have collected at least 4 units, i.e. full GVÖ bags and/or empty garage drums, they can commission the collection.
Collection points are all companies where sales packaging of mineral oils, greases, radiator antifreeze, additives and similar oil-based products accumulate. For example: petrol stations, workshops, specialist shops and wholesale markets, mineral oil trade, commercial/industrial partners.
As a sales partner or collection point of a GVÖ licence partner, you can easily register several locations as collection point via our office. Please contact us, we will be happy to advise you. Please use our contact form or call us. Telephone: +49 40 280859 – 0
GVÖ ensures environmentally sound recovery in certified specialist companies. As granulate, the packaging is added back to the recovered substance cycle. New products can be created from them.
According to the German Packaging Act (VerpackG), packaging, e.g. oil cans, are subject to strict requirements and regulations regarding the take-back obligation. With a GVÖ system participation, you assign these to a reliable partner and thus fully meet your legal obligations.
Furthermore: you offer your collection points a convenient, free full service in all aspects of packaging take-back and disposal. GVÖ also takes care of the prescribed documentation on recovery jointly for all participants. The system fee covers all costs for the take-back, recovery and documentation of your oil packaging placed on the German market.
GVÖ thus relieves you of the legal obligation to take back, recover and document. There is no simpler and more convenient way to fulfil the legal requirements for the collection and disposal of empty packaging.
To clarify the details of a licensing partnership, please contact us via this contact form.
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Telephone: +49 40 280859-0
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