Recyclability By Design

RECOUP working with others have produced a suite of Recyclability by Design guidelines to help industry understand the full technicalities of plastic packaging recyclability.

The full technical version of the Recyclability by Design provides details on how to recycle plastic packaging including sustainable alternatives for some fo the issues encountered with the various polymers and packaging types.  A summary version of Recyclability by Design has also been produced.  This work was written by RECOUP and the British Plastics Federation (BPF). 

WRAP and the Plastics PACT (of which RECOUP are a member) helped create an easy to read version, aimed at a non-technical audience who may not e experts in packaging but need to know about recycling principles.  

All versions have been well received and are available to download

RECOUP continue to work with all stakeholders to develop initiatives and share best practice. More information can be found in the Recyclability by Design 2020 update.

New sector specific recyclability guidelines are now being produced.  This is in response to growing demand by other sectors, as the importance of recyclability is becoming more widely recognised.  The first of the specialist guidelines has been written for the Horticultural industry.  The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) supports the guidance and advice within this document and has assisted RECOUP along with growers, and plant pot manufacturers to produce both guidelines and case studies. 

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