online tool

RecyClass Online Tool assesses the recyclability of plastic packaging and shows to what extent it is suitable for recycling, rating it with a class system from A to F.

The Tool can be used freely by the plastic industry to self-assess existing packaging or to stimulate the recyclability of innovative packaging concepts.


Online Tool assessment is based on the RecyClass Methodology. Users are guided through a series of questions to determine the appropriate recyclability class, and upon completion receive a report with recommendations on where improvements could be made.

Users can also consult country-specific information on the collection, sorting, and recycling infrastructures per type of packaging, via the mapping included in the Tool.

Test the recyclability
of your plastic packaging


Make your packaging fully circular

  • Gain free access to the Online Tool with an unlimited number of analyses
  • Discover how to improve your packaging features to boost recyclability
  • Simulate the certification results for packaging recyclability
  • Learn about the existing plastic recycling streams in Europe
  • Stay informed about the country-specific collection and sorting systems
  • Find out how the RecyClass Methodology and Design for Recycling Guidelines work in practice
  • Stay up to date on the ongoing developments and testing campaigns of RecyClass


Please note that the RecyClass Online Tool is based on the Design for Recycling Guidelines and is therefore continuously reviewed and updated according to latest technological and market developments.

Moreover, the self-assessment report provided by the Online Tool cannot be used to claim the recyclability of packaging. To do so, companies must certify the packaging in question via a third-part, independent audit. More information can be found in the Get Certified section.