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GVÖ is a community of 40 shareholders and over 200 licence partners.

GVÖ ensures that empty containers are collected throughout Germany and recycled in accordance with legal requirements.

Dirk Kopplow, der Chef

Dirk Kopplow, the boss. He has been driving the collection of empty oil containers for over 25 years.

"Our aim is to take back as much packaging waste as possible from the petroleum industry in order to reduce the burden on everyone involved."

Over 30,000 collection points in Germany

The collection points are all petrol stations, workshops, specialist shops and wholesale markets that sell mineral oils, greases, radiator antifreeze, additives and similar oil-based products. They are obliged to take back the empty packaging.

We are a member of the following associations

Partnerlogos der Verbände UNITI, BDE und bvse

What happens to the collected containers?

We ensure environmentally friendly recycling in certified specialised companies. The containers are returned to the material cycle as granulate. New products can be made from them.

How much did we collect in 2022?

We collected so many bags of empty oil containers in 2022 that they would have filled an entire football stadium - right down to the last seat.

Frequently asked questions

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  1. What is a collection point?

    Collection points are all petrol stations, workshops, specialist shops and wholesale markets that sell mineral oils, greases, radiator antifreeze, additives and similar oil-based products. They are obliged to take back the empty packaging.

  2. Who can participate?

    The GVÖ take-back system can be used by all companies that distribute products from GVÖ's licence partners. Simply register online.

  3. Where can I find information on the German Packaging Act (VerpackG)?

    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.

    www.bmuv.de

Contact

We hope that you have found the information you were looking for on our website. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Manuela Koch

GVÖ Gebinde-Verwertungsgesellschaft der
Mineralölwirtschaft mbH

Schopenstehl 20
20095 Hamburg
Germany
E-mail: gvoe@gvoe.de
Telephone: +49 40 280859-0
Fax: +49 40 280859-30

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