Papercycle, a recyclability assessment and certification service for fibre-based packaging products and materials for the UK and beyond, has been launched.
Developed by the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) and supported by the UK’s paper-based industries, Papercycle’s automated online tool reportedly provides a comprehensive system to assess the recyclability of fibre-based products and materials in a consistent and credible way.
It also identifies whether fibre-based packaging materials can be recycled in the UK and which type of recycling mills can reprocess them. Recyclability can be tested at any stage, be it finished or semi-finished products.
Papercycle provides an instant diagnosis on recyclability following the online assessment, but for more complex products or materials, Papercycle can conduct laboratory testing under the Cepi recyclability test method.
Following a laboratory test, Papercycle can provide a technical review service on how a product behaves under lab conditions to give an insight into how the various components interact with each other, diagnose the most critical parts and signpost potential solutions for material modification. Papercycle can help prepare fibre-based packaging for certification and expansion in the UK and other markets, subject to local variations and requirements.