RecyClass is driven by the interest of brands, retailers, converters, raw material producers and recyclers to advance recyclability of plastic packaging and establish a harmonized approach towards the use of recycled material. It is a value chain platform which aims at filling an existing gap between the different industry actors and bringing the knowledge of recyclers right down to the packaging designers.
Recycled Content traceability
RecyClass focuses as well on the harmonization of the approach towards the verification of recycled content, by assessing the traceability of recycled material across the different stages of the value chain. The Audit Scheme developed for the Recycled Content Certification represents a step forward bringing transparency and trust to end-users as well as green claims. By using the scientific approach for both recyclability and recycled content evaluation, RecyClass provides technical support to the entire plastic value chain.
The Recyclability by RecyClass
With its scientific approach, RecyClass enhances and evaluates recyclability of plastic packaging by developing methodologies and guidelines necessary to assess the recyclability of a package. With this purpose in mind, RecyClass developed the Recyclability Methodology, Design for Recycling Guidelines and Recyclability Evaluation Protocols which serve as a basis for the development and implementation of the RecyClass online tool, Recyclability Certifications and Technology/Product Approvals.
The objective of RecyClass is to drive the harmonization of the methodology and the guidelines across the EU, both for the recyclability and the recycled content evaluation. Uniform implementation of established design for recycling guidelines and principles across the plastic packaging industry will lead to high quality recycling and consequently provide a higher quality of recyclates on the market, ultimately leading to an increase in the uptake of recyclates.
RecyClass is a platform which, via a strong and scientifically grounded approach and collaboration of the different actors, has the power to drive the change and create a true circular economy for plastics.