Recently, the American Plastics Recycling Association (APR) announced on its official website that they are developing a certification process that can quickly identify whether the packaging meets the preferred design (MPG) in Apr recyclability design and will be released soon. The purpose of this certification is to quickly identify whether the materials, components and the whole package used in pet, HDPE, PP and PE film packaging can meet the preferred design requirements in the APR plastic recyclability design guide.
The rapid certification process includes an assessment by APR recyclability design guide management and technicians to measure the preferred design of candidates according to each APR design guide standard.
After successfully completing the complete technical evaluation, the manufacturer will receive an APR association approval letter certifying that the package or component is of "APR preferred" design, and can use the certificate to prove the recycling compatibility of the package and the marketing promotion of sustainable packaging.
At the same time, the European Association of plastic recyclers (pre) also issued the specification for the use statement of recyclability and recycled content, which clearly pointed out how the industry should transparently and correctly communicate the recyclability of plastic products, and set specific guidelines for "what to do" and "what not to do".
Enterprises with recyclas certification, technology and / or product approval can communicate to business partners, government departments, stakeholders, public procurement and consumers that their products and packaging are recyclable, designed for recyclability or contain a specific proportion of recycled material content (see the conditions in the guide).
The specification for use statement of recyclability and recycled content stipulates the basic principles of these communication. It is ensured that any enterprise using the recyclass statement will do it in an accurate and transparent manner without leaving any room for misunderstanding.
In addition, recyclas also released a set of identification system for certified enterprises to prove recyclability design and recycled content. Enterprises can print the corresponding identification on commodity packaging for communication with consumers.
Based on the long-term and stable cooperation with APR and pre, the plastic recycling branch of China synthetic resin Association (cprra) can assist domestic packaging supply chain enterprises / export enterprises with innovative design to apply for plastic recyclability design certification in European and American markets, provide technical consulting services, and help enterprises better accumulate qualifications and develop export markets. At the same time, cprra will also launch a similar plastic packaging recyclability design certification project in China.
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