Towards harmonized certification of plastics packaging recyclability - RecyClass Platform recognised first series of Certification Bodies

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RecyClass welcomes Recoup, SUEZ.Circpack®, plastship, Circular Analytics, AIMPLAS, Veolia PET Germany GmbH and REDILO as Certification Bodies who will apply RecyClass method for assessing the recyclability of plastics packaging.

Twenty individual auditors within these companies have been granted accreditation to issue RecyClass Recyclability Certifications for plastics packaging. These partnerships will further drive harmonization of recyclability across the EU.

Paolo Glerean, RecyClass Chairman commented: ''The uptake and harmonization of design for recycling guidelines is crucial and we are pleased to see that RecyClass is receiving so much interest.''

He added: ''With these collaborations, we aim to promote the scientifically based RecyClass method as an objective way to assess plastic packaging recyclability in the marketplace. The Certification Bodies and their auditors will help us in setting up such a transparent and trustworthy framework.''

RecyClass Platform released the “RecyClass Certification Bodies and Auditors Requirements” and the “RecyClass Certification Quality Management Systems and Procedures”. The documents add to the RecyClass Methodology published earlier this year and facilitate the operation of the Certifications.

Any company interested in assessing and certifying the recyclability of its packaging is invited to contact one of the RecyClass Certification Bodies listed on the RecyClass website.