use of recycled plastic

Certification scheme recognising the use of recycled plastics in products throughout the plastics value chain

The Recycled Plastics Traceability Audit Scheme assesses the physical traceability of recycled plastic material throughout all the actors of the value chain, while verifying the origin of pre- and post-consumer material in product claims.

The Certification is based on EN 15343:2007 and the principles of a controlled blending chain of custody model as defined in ISO 22095:2020.

Benefits of the Certification

  • Facilitates traceability of recycled materials along the value chain
  • Promotes transparent use of recycled plastic in new products
  • Reinforces reliable and verifiable claims on recycled plastic
  • Increases trust among consumers

Scope of the Certification

  • All products containing recycled plastics, such as compounds, semi-finished or finished products, or components that are either ready for commercialisation or are still under the control of the value chain and sold B2B.
  • Processes including, but not limited to, compounding, converting, storage, trading, or other activities within the plastics value chain.

Calculation of recycled plastic content

RecyClass focuses on the physical traceability of recycled plastics, reporting a known and verifiable percentage of recycled plastics in outputs. The calculation must be done at different stages of the value chain, as it can change throughout recycling, compounding and converting.

Calculation of recycled content is described in the European standard EN 15343:2007 Plastics Recycling. Recycled plastics traceability, assessment of conformity and recycled content.