RECOUP launches 2023 edition of the 'Recyclability By Design' publication, a guide for those involved in the development and design of plastic packaging; guide includes updated tables for PET trays based on recommendations from recyclers in the UK, Europe

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October 19, 2022 (press release) –

Plastics resource and recycling charity, RECOUP, launch the 2023 edition of the popular ‘Recyclability By Design’ publication, the essential guide for all those involved in the development and design of plastic packaging.
The 2023 issue, launched at the RECOUP Annual Conference, not only includes all essential practical information and recommendations that plastic packaging designers and buyers require to ensure they are maximising the recyclability of plastic packaging and meeting recycling obligations, but also includes updated tables for PET trays, which have been revised with recommendations from recyclers in the UK and Europe.

The updated material specific guidelines for PET allows designers, brands and retailers to understand what is compatible, may be suitable and not suitable for recycling during the design process and the environmental implications of their design decisions, along with recommendations.

Paul East, Head of Packaging Recycling and Design at RECOUP commented “Recyclability by Design (RBD), remains such a unique publication because of the way it is produced. We have a Packaging Recyclability Team, RECOUP members from the waste management and recycling sectors, and the RBD Steering Committee, all providing their views and opinions. This is backed up by our own evidence and information from sorting trials, which we have carried out for the last 16 years.”

RECOUP members play a key role in contributing to the Recyclability by Design Report and RECOUP would like to thank the following members for their invaluable input:

  • Klöckner Pentaplast (kp)
  • Coca-Cola Europacific Partners PLC
  • Packamama
  • Berry Global
  • Krehalon UK
  • TOMRA Sorting Solutions
  • Waddington Europe
  • Faerch UK Ltd
  • Logoplaste/Ecover
  • Enval Ltd

The new version of RBD is available to download for FREE from the RECOUP website Packaging Recyclability & Design Reports - RECOUP Recycling

If you would like to become a valued member of RECOUP, please contact or Why Join RECOUP? - RECOUP Recycling

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