Is this the end of high-quality plastic recycling?

The Green Dot, Werner & Mertz and the German Association for the Waste, Water and Raw Materials Industries demand financial incentives and commitment from government. Plastic waste in private households increased by 10 percent in recent months as the numbers of home offices and Internet orders went up and the demand for recyclates – recycled plastic from plastic waste – decreased dramatically. What appears at first glance to be a paradox can be attributed to one cause – oil prices.


After the corona crisis will things be as they were before?

Reinhard Schneider

Appeal from German Environmental Award winner Reinhard Schneider for a sustainable transformation instead of retro liberalism in post-corona era: As justifiable measures were taken to contain the pandemic, many people had to cope with an immediate restriction of their civil liberties. That painful experience led to uncertainty and revealed the weak reaction of our economic system to such a global challenge. Very long supply chains were particularly prone to disruption.


Thomas Ulbricht is new Head of Professional Division at Werner & Mertz


As of 1 April 2020, Thomas Ulbricht is the new head of the Professional Division at Werner & Mertz with headquarters in Mainz. He succeeds Frank Vancraeyveld, who left the company by mutual consent after more than seven years. With Thomas Ulbricht, Werner & Mertz Professional has a manager with extensive experience in the industry.


Interclean 2020: Amsterdam Innovation Award


Werner & Mertz Professional is nominated for the Amsterdam Innovation Award

We are delighted to announce that Werner & Mertz Professional has been nominated for the Amsterdam Innovation Award 2020 in the Category “Equipment, Detergents, Washroom”. The jury acknowledged the submitted cleaning concept designed for circular economy with its innovative centerpiece: the worldwide first 100% recyclable refill pouch. The concept will be presented at this year’s RAI Interclean Amsterdam from May 12th to May 15th.


Cooperation Blue Flag & green care PROFESSIONAL

Together against marine litter: Blue Flag and green care PROFESSIONAL partner to tackle ocean pollution

Blue Flag has entered a partnership with the Werner & Mertz Professional eco-brand green care PROFESSIONAL to fight ocean pollution. By joining forces, the partners want to generate a greater appreciation for the coastal environment as well as to increase awareness of circular and microplastic-free packaging.

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