Recyclates characterisation guidance serves a basis for the assessment of recycled material quality, in accordance with best practices, as well as the well-established European and international standards. The documents’ overarching aim is to advance the quality and enhance the demand for recyclates. 

This assessment is geared at benefitting the whole value chain by promoting high standards among recyclers and increasing the confidence in the quality of these materials among converters and brand owners, while addressing the lack of harmonisation and transparency on the recycling market. 

These guiding requirements complement the recycling input characterisation guiding requirements in the establishment of a genuine secondary raw materials market.