Recyclability By Design

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

The full technical version of Recyclability by Design provides details on how to recycle plastic packaging, including sustainable alternatives for some of the issues encountered with the various polymers and packaging types. 

In addition to the full version there are two additional versions: 

  • A summary version of Recyclability by Design has also been produced.  This work was written by RECOUP and the British Plastics Federation (BPF). 
  • As members of the Plastics PACT, RECOUP have worked with WRAP to create an easy to read version, ‘Design Tips for Recycling'. This is aimed at a non-technical audience who may not be experts in packaging but need to know about recycling principles.  

For the Summary version and the ‘Design Tips’ version – visit the RECOUP reports page to download


Updated: Jan 2022


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