Sustainability has become an important decision-making factor in the packaging industry. Driven by increasing consumer demand for sustainable packaging, retailers and manufacturers need to follow suit. One of the most important elements in this context is recyclability. The overall goal: keeping essential raw materials in the loop and thus protecting the environment.
DIN CERTCO, which is the certification company of the TÜV Rheinland Group, is highly renowned for its independence, neutrality and competence. In cooperation with Landbell Group, DIN CERTCO is developing an independent certificate for the recyclability of packaging.
“Sustainability and circular economy are two of the topics that will heavily influence our lives in the coming decades. Our company is dedicated to contributing to this transformation. We are glad to cooperate with Landbell Group and have them advising us on developing the test standard, so we can ensure that companies have useful guidance for their packaging design,” says Robert Zorn, managing director of DIN CERTCO.
The “DINplus recyclability” certificate can be obtained from DIN CERTCO. The main focus of the certification is the evaluation of the packaging’s recyclability in accordance with paragraph 21 of the German Packaging Law, the DIN EN 13430 standard and other criteria. Companies can apply for certification here and have the recyclability of their packaging assessed and certified by an independent and neutral body.
“Climate change is becoming more and more apparent – and is putting one question at the centre of public debate: How can we use our finite resources more efficiently? Recycling is a crucial factor in closing the loop. We are glad that many manufacturers are increasingly aware of their responsibility and want to have the recyclability of their packaging checked. In this way, they are helping to reduce packaging waste. When we heard that DIN CERTCO was going to develop certification for recyclability, we were happy to support them with our experience and expertise,” says Jan Patrick Schulz, CEO of Landbell Group.
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