Testing was carried out at the polymer lab of Centexbel-VKC, an expert in the field of plastic R&D. The results enabled elaborating best available techniques to determine recycled PE-LD quality. These techniques are included in the characterisation document.
Ton Emans, PRE President & PE-LD Working Group Chairman, said:
“Setting a scientifically grounded benchmark for quality of recycled PE-LD pellets is the first step towards plastic circularity as conceived by the Plastic Strategy,” he added: “Clear and transparent standards give greater confidence in the value of recyclates and thus enhance demand for recycled plastic. This initiative improves the transparency and credibility of recycled plastics.
PRE’s aim is to drive plastic recycling progress by developing further standardisation and assessment of pellets’ quality for other plastic types and specific end-applications. Driving quality and demand for recyclates is key to make plastic circular.