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Reuse and its new frontiers

By J. Peyceré, Cetie Secretary General


Following the 2020 French anti-waste law for a circular economy (AGEC) and the efforts made by certain stakeholders to make large-scale reuse possible in France, this year Cetie announced the creation of a working group on “Reuse of containers designed for food and beverages”. This group, which is international in scope, held its second meeting in October, attended by the main stakeholders concerned by this subject, and in particular:

  • Marketers and fillers of glass containers (bottles and jars), and their federations, some of which also wash their own bottles on a large scale,
  • Glass manufacturers, producing these containers, and their federations, as well as distributors,
  • Independent washers and washing and collection organisations,
  • Manufacturers of automatic inspection machines,
  • Manufacturers of corks and caps,
  • The eco-organisations ADEME and CITEO.

The group chose Markus Grumann (Photo) as its chairman. He is the Managing Director of miho Inspektionssysteme, which makes automatic inspection systems of containers originally focussed on bottling lines, with inspections at the start of the line, during packaging and of the finished product. In addition to his functions at Miho, Markus is also closely involved in two German organisations dedicated to reuse: Mehrwegverband Deutschland, which addresses all aspects of reuse and the reuse of packaging materials, and Pro Mehrweg, which concentrates on the reuse of bottles for beverages. 

He brought to the working group his vision of a mature system, which is aware of some remaining drawbacks, but which intends to continue growing by modifying this system and making technical, and in particular digital, improvements. The group started by trying to answer one simple question:

“What characteristics must a container have to be reusable?”

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Conférence « REUSE in Germany », Dr. Markus Grumann, Mai 23, 2022, Paris
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Une inspectrice de bouteilles vides volante ….
dans un décor de montagne!

Les tâches extraordinaires exigent des mesures extraordinaires.
Comme ici, lors de la livraison de notre système d’inspection de bouteilles vides miho David 2 à la brasserie alpine privée BÜRGERBRÄU à Bad Reichenhall.

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Réseau Consigne
C’est le réseau professionnel qui fédère les professionnels de la réutilisation des emballages en France.

Miho était présent à leur dernière convention nationale pour aider cette industrie en pleine croissance à mettre en œuvre des technologies d’inspection en ligne et de garantir la qualité et la sécurité des produits.

miho one way glass bottle inspection.
An example in the champaign industry.

miho Inspektionssysteme identifies with the goals of pro Mehrweg and therefore joined the association in May 2021.

« With its work miho can make a contribution towards our German reusable system, I am sure of that. On the other hand, it is fruitful for us if we don’t always look at reusable containers from the technical side only. »
Dr Markus Grumann, Managing Director of miho Inspektionssysteme

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