Every product placed on the market should be designed by considering its intended functionalities, as well as the compatibility of its different components with state-of-art recycling processes in mind.

In accordance with the definition developed by The Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR) and PRE, to be considered recyclable plastics must meet the following conditions:

  • Be made of plastic that is collected for recycling, has a market value, and/or is supported by a legislatively mandated programme
  • Be sorted into a defined and existing stream for recycling.
  • Be processed and recycled with commercial recycling processes.
  • Become a raw material used in production of new items.

Recyclers actively work on increasing and sharing the knowledge on the recyclability of plastics. Harmonised, scientific methods for the evaluation of existing, as well as innovative technologies, is key for a circular plastic future.

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