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Certification schemes

QA-CER is a certification scheme, already available in several countries for the verification of recycled content that assures the quality system related to the recycling process and use of recycled materials. Both the recycled content and the quality of the end product are addressed in order to support the principle of sustainability.

 

QA-CER certification scheme is based on the expertise of BQA (Belgian Quality Associatoin) which is a ISO 17021 certified company located in Gent, Belgium. Since 1993 it offers certification of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and several other system certification services. It has a large client base in several sectors such as textiles, plastic processing industry.

AENOR is a private organization founded in 1986. Through the development of the certification, AENOR helps to improve the quality and competitiveness of companies and their products and services, thereby helping organizations to generate confidence.

AENOR is represented in Spain (16 offices) and is also in: Brazil, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Poland and Portugal.

The serious and rigorous work that has defined the company since it was founded has helped make AENOR's certificates the most highly, with the organization having issued certificates in 60 countries. AENOR is among the 10 most important certification organizations in the world.

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Plastica Seconda Vita certification scheme was founded in 2004 by IPPR – Institute for the Promotion of Recycled Plastics and the representatives for the Italia plastics value chain (producers, converters and recyclers):

 

  • UNIONPLAST (plastic converters)

  • PlasticsEurope Italia (raw material producers)

  • COREPLA (EPR consortium for packaging waste collection and recycling)

The RAL Quality Assurance Association “Resource Chain of PET Beverage Containers” (Wertstoffkette PET-Getränkeverpackungen e.V.), founded in 2014, promotes further development of PET beverage bottles from an ecological point of view by awarding the RAL quality mark. The aim is to make a positive contribution to resource efficiency and to environmental and climate protection.

The RAL quality assurance association is active across supply chains and sectors. It supports its members in constantly increasing the use of recycled PET in beverage bottles, promoting sustainable action and conserving natural resources such as water and oil.

 

These include:

  • PET recyclers for the production of recyclates for food contact (food grade)

  • Preform manufacturers

  • Beverage producers (bottlers) of mineral waters and soft drinks

Declaration of recycled content

DIN CERTCO is a DAkkS accredited certification body of TÜV Rheinland Group, with over 50 years experience, responsible for the issuance of the DIN-Marks and further certification marks.

DIN CERTCO’s certification schemes are globally recognized for promoting the use of recycled material, utmost transparency, and traceability across the supply chain. This is ensured via a chain-of-custody systemic audit. The safety and quality of the products are also reviewed accordingly.

The certification scheme provides two ranges of services within this scope: namely, DIN-Geprüft and flustix Recycled.

Flexibly, both services are developed on the same standards and principle, ISO 14021 - Environmental labels and declarations and EN 15343 : Plastics – Recycled Plastics –  Plastics recycling traceability and assessment of conformity and recycled content.

 

In fine, DIN CERTCO has a competent global active footprint across supply chains and various industrial sectors – the certification “products made from recycled material”  is open to a wide range of material types, to foster a circular economy, and promote environmental positive actions.

  1. Quality is the primary objective

Ensures the customer that the use of recycled material has no influence on the performance of the final product

2.  Pre-consumer & post-consumer waste

      are considered as recycled content (= EN ISO 14021)

​3.   Internal recycles (scrap, offcuts, etc) are recorded       but Kept separate in Bill of Material and end                calculation