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KIDV Recycle Check for flexible plastic packaging

Publication date: March 12, 2020

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.

KIDV Recycle Check for flexible plastic packaging

At the end the question is answered: does the packaging have 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.

Rigid plastic packaging that has good recyclability, qualifies for the modulated fee of the Packaging Waste Fund in the Netherlands. This does not apply for flexible plastic packaging. Click here for the Recycle Check Rigid Plastic Packaging. 

The development of the Recycle Check is part of the project Measuring Circularity, which is funded by Stichting Afvalfonds. Following steps are the development of other materials, such as paper and cardboard. The KIDV did research to the recycleble alternatives for flexible plastic packaging (laminates). Click here for the results of this research (on this moment only available in Dutch).

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.

Download the Recycle Check Flexible Plastic Packaging