RecyClass Doubles Capacity to Certify Recycled Plastics Content
New Certification Bodies join the Recycled Plastics Traceability Certification30 Mar 2021

The certification is geared at determining the actual shares of recycled content in plastic. To allow for the maximum transparency the Certifications are issued by independent third-party auditors who ensure reliable assessments and impartiality. Since its official launch in July last year the number of recognized auditors has more than doubled, representing today twenty-five auditors from twenty-one certification bodies from across [...]

“This interest is a clear signal”, said Gian De Belder, Technical Director – R&D Packaging Sustainability at P&G and Advisory Board Chairman at RecyClass, he continued: “the industry as well as the actors of the plastics value chain are looking for reliable schemes to demonstrate and report on their sustainability goals in a coherent manner, he added, “and RecyClass meets their demands”. 

The objective of the RecyClass Recycled Plastics Traceability Certification is to provide a transparent assessment of the incorporation of recycled content in products for companies looking for making verified environmental claims. It is destined to any company which plays a part in the value chain of plastics including but not limited to compounders, converters, blow moulders and brand owners. Beyond value chain it also brings trust in the recycled material to consumers.  

The Certification bodies who recently joined the RecyClass Recycled Plastics Traceability scheme include: lms consulting in Austria; ecocycle GmbH, QHSE cert GmbH, Sachverstaendigenbuero Widmayer GmbH, ZN ZertifizierungsNetzwerk GmbH and HTP GmbH & Co. KG in Germany as well as, KPMG, AJIU & AIMPLAS in Spain, and lastly, DQS Hellas Ltd. and DQS doo Belgrade both in Greece and Serbia [1]

Any companies interested in becoming certified or learning more about the Certification can get in touch with RecyClass or check the RecyClass website. 


[1] List of Certification Bodies



RecyClass is a comprehensive cross-industry initiative that works to advance plastic packaging recyclability and to establish a harmonized approach towards recycled content calculation and traceability in Europe. Activities within RecyClass include the development of Recyclability Evaluation Protocols and scientific testing of innovative materials which serve as the base for the Design for Recycling guidelines and the free online tool. RecyClass offers Recyclability Certifications and Recycled Content Traceability Certification for plastic packaging.

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