Recyclability helps retain the highest value of products at the end of their life, enabling their recycling into high-end applications. It is the number one factor to ensure that recycled plastic can be used for closed-loop and not only cascaded open-loop applications.
But how can this be achieved? The goal of RecyClass is to provide companies with transparent and reliable methods to advance plastic packaging recyclability.

What sets RecyClass apart from other initiatives is that it is based on scientifically elaborated Design for Recycling Guidelines where findings from laboratory testing of the behaviour of products and novel technologies in a recycling process are incorporated. The Guidelines are fundamental in granting RecyClass Recyclability Certification. They are also an indispensable element of the free-of-charge Online Tool for self-assessment of plastic packaging recyclability.

The EU’s objective is clear:
all plastic must be recyclable and reusable by 2030.

Applying design for recycling principles will help achieve that goal by making plastics compatible with recycling technologies. To make a genuine change, design guidelines must be based on clear principles and scientific, factual findings. This is the drive behind RecyClass as it works on advancing recyclability and the progress towards a circular economy for plastic packaging while ensuring innovation.