Recycled content in plastic products is defined as plastic which has been prepared in a process from plastic waste for its original purpose or for another purpose. Recycled plastics may be reformulated with additives, fillers, masterbatches, virgin plastics, stabilizers or pigments to match the specification an end application. These will not be considered as recycled content.
In addition to the origin of the material, relevant information about recycled plastics include the following:
- Source of the material: the sector where the waste was originated such as commercial, household, building & construction or automotive (etc.)
- Type of product application: original application of the material before becoming a waste such as packaging - PET bottles, PVC frames or PP pipes (etc.)
More information on the origin and source of material can be found in the figure below.