KIDV publishes updated factsheet Environmental claims
October 31, 2023
If necessary, the KIDV Recycle Checks are updated annually. Last December, KIDV published the 2023-version of the Recycle Check for rigid plastic packaging. As of today, this 2023-version is also available in English. Compared to previous years, the format is redesigned and therefore more user-friendly. Some changes have also been made to the content to better assess the recyclability of rigid plastic materials (good, reasonable, limited or non-recyclable).
The KIDV Recycle Check rigid plastic packaging is an important tool for companies. Packaging that have ‘good recyclability’ according to the Recycle Check may be eligible for a lower Packaging Waste Management Contribution, if it is well sortable and has a positive market value after recycling. Read more about the Modulated Fee Plastic on the website of the Dutch Packaging Waste Fund.
The format of the 2023 edition has been thoroughly changed compared to previous editions. In the new format, the Recycle Check consists of two parts:
In the Recycle Check, users can select the correct answer for each packaging question and add comments. The results are processed automatically, leading to the assessment. The scores and any comments are summarised clearly. This summary can be saved as a pdf and shared with colleagues or other stakeholders. Via the Recycle Check, users can also directly access the other KIDV Recycle Checks when parts of the packaging consist of paper, glass or metal.
The background document includes information on packaging composition (e.g. main and sub-components and disposable units), material composition and its impact on sorting and recycling.
Listed below are the main changes to the Recycle Check for rigid plastic packaging, compared to the previous version. Download the updated Recycle Check.
Main changes summarised