KIDV Recycle Check rigid plastic packaging
The Recycle Check is a tool to one of the many choices that packaging designers, but also marketers and buyers have to make if they bring a new product or packaging on the market. The tool has the model of a decision tree. The user will be asked a short series of questions about the material and packaging components that affect the sorting and recycling. The questions should be answered with yes or no. KIDV also gives background information for each question on the different aspects of sorting and recycling.
At the end the question is answered: has the packaging good recyclability or not. The Recycle Check focuses on the entire packaging, for example a bottle with cap and label or sleeve, or a bowl with lid and label.
The Recycle Check is being used by the Packaging Waste Fund as substantiation of the modulated fee for plastic packaging in the Netherlands. Do you have questions about the modulated fee? Please ask your question at the Packaging Waste Fund.
The development of the Recycle Check is part of the project Measuring Circularity, which is funded by Stichting Afvalfonds. We also published a Recycle Check for flexibles (including plastic foils). Following steps are the development of a Recycle Check for other materials, such as paper and cardboard.
Enter your details below to download the KIDV Recycle Check. If you do so, you will receive updates by email. In addition, we inform you about the availability of new Recycle Checks for other packaging materials.