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.


Plastics Recyclers Europe invites you on the 6th of October 2017 at the Vleva Conference Centre in Brussels. The workshop will feature a common introduction to the event and a key note speech from DG Environment. Afterwards, the event will be divided into 4 breakout sessions : PET Bottles/Sheets, HDPE Bottles, LDPE Sheets and Pots, Tubs & Trays.

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

Advice on packaging design
Further information

Plastics Recyclers Europe

Avenue de Cortenbergh 71
1000 Brussels

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