Objectives

About EuCertPlast

EuCertPlast is a EU-wide certification aimed at post-consumer plastics recyclers. It was developed via a three-year project which was co-financed by the European Commission under the Eco-Innovation Programme.

 

Background Information

European Plastics Recycling industry consists of over 

· 1 500 companies;

· Employs 16 000 persons;

· Recycles more than 4.5 million tonnes of plastics waste.

Why there is a need for certification?

It is not always clear if the material is recycled or send into trading. A unique European audit scheme for the certification of post-consumer will:

· improve transparency;

· implement traceability of collected post consumer waste;

· determine recycling and trading practices.

 

EuCertPlast Certification

The certification works according to the European Standard EN 15343:2007 and aims to encourage an environmentally friendly recycling of plastics by standardizing it, particularly focusing on the process for traceability and assessment of conformity and recycled content of recycled plastics.

 

Specific objectives

  • Development of a European-wide certification scheme for post-consumer plastics recycling;
  • Assessment of good practices and output quality of an audited recycler