The Recyclability Tool
for plastic package

Everything you want to know about RecyClass.

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What is RecyClass?

“RecyClass” consists of three elements:

  • This online tool which you are operating right now,
  • an optional certification for a single package with regard to its recyclability,
  • a label which you can license after successful certification in order to use it for marketing purposes in connection with the certified package.

The online tool will show you to which extent a certain package is suitable for recycling. A scale resembling the well-known energy efficiency rating from “A” to “F” will help you in your assessment. A package easy to recycle will receive an “A” rating, while an “F” will indicate that incineration is the only feasible option. In order to assess your package and its classification please use this web tool.

You will gradually approach a rating result by answering questions relating to the package. Specific knowledge about recycling is not required as we will help you with explanations. Finally, you can choose to have your package certified by an expert.

This is how RecyClass works

In order to evaluate your product, open the initial screen to the RecyClass web tool and login.

Thereafter, the easy-to-understand tool will guide you through the questionnaire. At the end you will not only obtain a letter which categorises your package, but also a PDF document  covering your entire request. Hence you can subsequently identify any adjustments which  can improve the tool's rating result.


Assess, improve and endorse the recyclability of your packaging

In January 2018, the European Commission released European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy where it urged the plastics industry and its value chain to encourage and ensure a shift in production of plastic packaging. The plastics industry’s business as usual is at crossroads, as recyclability is becoming a priority aspect in packaging design. This has triggered several brands to announce pledges to work towards increased recyclability of packaging. More

Recycling starts in the product design phase. The key to more sustainable plastics is better design of plastics and plastics products.

Further information

Plastics Recyclers Europe

Avenue de Cortenbergh 71
1000 Brussels

Tel: +32 2 742 96 82
Fax: +32 2 732 63 12