How to

The aim of this Certification is to recognise plastic Recycling Process/es for pre-consumer and post-consumer waste operating at a Site according to the requirements set forth in the Recycling Process Conformity Assessment Scheme.

Certification against this Audit Scheme allows Recyclers to demonstrate their contribution to the waste management of plastics and transparently communicate the origin of the waste. The certification of the Recycling Process is the point of origin audit for the chain of custody of recycled plastics. Certified Organisations provide trust to all plastics value chain actors for a continuous increase of the use of recycled plastics.

The Audit Scheme requirements are aligned with those of EN 15343:2007 and ISO 22095:2020.

RecyClass Recycling Process certification is  equivalent to EuCertPlast.

  • 1

    Check your eligibility for the Certification

    To be eligible for the certification, recyclers must have in place processes capable of recycling pre-consumer and/or post-consumer plastic waste into new plastics products, along with the necessary permits.

  • 2

    Choose a Certification Body and submit the Application Form

    To get certified, you are invited to contact one of the Certification Bodies listed below who will guide you through the process. Recognised Certification Bodies are independent third-party bodies.

    List of certification bodies to contact

  • 3

    Sign a Certification Agreement and provide information

    Sign a Certification Agreement and NDA to officialize the application. Certification Body will provide a list of documentation needed prior to the on-site audit.

  • 4

    Organise an audit and obtain a Certificate

    The Certification is granted after the auditor successfully carries out the on-site audit. The Certificate’s validity is one year. After that, the audit must be renewed.

  • 5

    Use the RecyClass claims and logos to raise awareness

    Organizations are welcome to use the corresponding RecyClass Recycling Process logo.

    More information on how to use the logos and claims can be found in Quality Management and Procedures document.