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Uniformity of Plastic Recyclability Definition
- Nov 27, 2018 -

Plastics must satisfy the following four points before they are considered recyclable:

1. The product must be made of plastics, which can be recycled with market value or supported by procedures authorized by law.

2. The product must be classified and aggregated in the defined recycling process.

3. The product can be processed and recycled through commercial recycling process.

4. Recycled plastics can be used as raw materials for the production of new products.

In addition, innovative materials must prove that they can be collected and classified, compatible with existing industrial recycling processes, or that there must be sufficient quantities to justify the operation of new recycling processes.

Although this definition will be applied globally, they are also aware of the complexity of global plastic recycling systems and welcome comments from the plastic recycling industry and relevant stakeholders. At present, this definition is supported by PETCORE Europe. A unified global definition of recyclability is an important step in coordinating the global plastic recycling industry.