Recyclability

Recyclability helps to retain the highest value of products at the end of their life to be used back in 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? That is where RecyClass comes into play as it works on advancing plastic packaging recyclability across the entire value chain.

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 a product or new technology in a recycling process are used to continuously update these documents. The Guidelines are fundamental in granting RecyClass Recyclability Certification. They are also an indispensable element of the free, Online Tool for the 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 to achieve that goal by making plastics compatible with recycling technologies. To make a genuine change these guidelines must be based on clear principles and scientific, factual findings. This is the drive behind RecyClass which works on advancing recyclability and the progress towards a circular economy for plastic packaging while ensuring innovation.