Getting started with sustainable packaging

KIDV Recycle Check for rigid plastic packaging

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.

At the end the question is answered: the packaging is good recyclable or not. The Recycle Check focuses at the entire packaging, for example a bottle with cap and label or sleeve, or a bowl with lid and label.

The Recycle Check is being used by the Packaging Waste Fund as substantiation of the rate differentiation for plastic packaging in the Netherlands. Do you have questions about the rate differentiation? Please ask your question at the Packaging Waste Fund

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 a Recycle Check for flexibles (including plastic foils) and other materials, such as paper and cardboard.

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.