HOW RECYCLABLE IS YOUR
END-USER PRODUCT PACKAGING?
Using recyclable product packaging not only enables you to distribute goods with a good conscience. It also allows you to highlight the sustainable aspects of your packaging vis-à-vis consumers and your company’s sensitivity to environmental matters. In cooperation with Eurofins, an analysis and certification of the recyclability of your packaging is possible.
ANALYSIS AND CERTIFICATION
Eurofins is a globally acknowledged and independent laboratory for analysation processes. Through an analysis of your packaging, you can be issued an official certificate attesting to the level of recyclability of your packaging. The analysis is based on the latest minimum standards set by the German Central Agency Packaging Register (ZSVR), which in accordance with Paragraph 21(3) VerpackG are published annually in collaboration with the German Environment Agency.
Such certification can be used for advertising purposes, highlighting to the public the level of recyclability of your end-user product packaging. Another advantage of the Eurofins certification is the fact that it is unlimited in time. This means that it remains valid until there is a change to the packaging specifications, the technical specifications, or to the statutory requirements.
HOW CAN I HAVE MY
Obtaining a certificate from Eurofins is very pragmatic and uncomplicated compared to other certification issuers: All you need to do if you want certification is to send to Eurofins samples of your packaging together with a completed data sheet containing the packaging components and the suppliers of them.
Eurofins then independently contacts the relevant packaging producers in order to obtain the specification data needed. This data is then used, among other things, to analyse the packaging in terms of its recyclability, i.e. the ability to procure substances for the production of new products through recycling processes. An assessment is also made of the existing sorting and recycling structure, sortability, and general recoverability. Based on this, the maximum available percentage of recyclability of your packaging is determined.
You receive a certification of the percentage of recyclability of your packaging as well as a detailed report.
OPTIMAL RECYCLABILITY OF
We would be most happy to help you with this!
Our packaging engineers are more than happy to advise you on how to work towards maximum recyclability. Key aspects here include the sustainable development of packaging and the potential for optimisation as understood by the concept ‘design for recycling’.