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Recycled Products (RPv1.0i-2015)

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  • Status:
    Current
  • Issue Date:
    July 6, 2017
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Recycled content products can make up a core constituent of a large number of consumer and industrial products. Industry has allowed the development of recycling systems for certain products with a comparatively lower level of environmental load compared to virgin materials. These recycled products have appropriate strength and performance characteristics making them suitable for their intended purpose.

The primary purpose of this standard is to define environmental performance criteria for products made from recycled content materials. Recycled products may be environmentally preferable based on reduced demand for virgin materials and reduced amounts of waste going to landfill.

This standard specifies requirements for the minimum quantities of recycled materials by weight in certified products. It also restricts certain other treatments or coatings that would restrict further recycling, and requires the use of resin codes to encourage further post-consumer recycling.

The standard applies to the following categories:

⚫️ Glass
⚫️ Plastics
⚫️ Rubber
⚫️ Timber
⚫️ Fill and foundation materials such as sand and gravel

A minimum of 50% of the product by weight must be made up of one of, or a combination of, these materials. Other products that do not fit the above categories may be considered for certification provided the product satisfies all relevant requirements. Other recycled content products may be added to the scope at a later date.

The quantity of recycled material must be significant to be recognised as being environmentally preferable to virgin materials.

 

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