Recyclability by Design revised edition

Date Published: Friday 3rd February 2017

Incorporating recyclability into pack design has been a consideration for many years, and something promoted by RECOUP. But with the increasing awareness and momentum for better use of resources and a circular economy approach, there is a growing requirement for manufacturers, brands and retailers to improve their eco-design credentials.

Recyclability by Design provides guidelines for those wishing to make their packaging more recyclable, while also providing information about the various sectors of the plastic recycling chain. This is to help brand owners to understand how changes made can make a difference. The latest version is the sixth version of the guide, which also marks 10 years since the release of the first edition.

Helen Jordan, British Plastics Federation Sustainability Issues Executive commented; ”Getting the packaging design right is essential to enable the material to be sorted and recycled into new products. This is an excellent guide which really can help companies to better design their products in a way that takes into consideration end of life. This initiative, and others like it, is something that PIRAP wholeheartedly support and encourage”

You can download the document by clicking here and the full press release can be found here. 

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