The Recyclate Initiative at Werner & Mertz is dedicated to achieving more sustainability in waste management and genuine recycling of synthetic materials from the yellow bag recycling system. The initiative follows a closed-loop principle in which plastic packaging is produced without crude oil. Instead, the reusable synthetic materials from the yellow bag recycling system are processed to such high quality that they can even serve as the basis for food-grade packaging. The technical feasibility of this approach, at a high level of quality, has already been proven. Numerous awards, such as the Federal Ecodesign Award, underscore this success.