News for the plastics and rubber industry. Macplas
Environment Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Certified recycled content

TÜV Austria’s OK Recycled certification scheme addresses the issues raised by EU Directive 2019/904 on the reduction of the influence of certain plastic products on the environment. PET bottles are to be made of at least 25% recycled plastic by 2025 and 30% by 2030 - for all bottles. The objective of the OK Recycled scheme is to encourage environmentally friendly use of plastic materials and provide credibility for environmental claims promoting products in an ecologically informed marketplace.


The OK Recycled content certification scheme in particular specifies the requirements for calculating the recycled content of plastic products on the basis of a coordinated traceability system. The framework for the certification scheme is set by the requirements of standards EN 15343 and ISO 14021.


Since the OK Recycled content certification scheme is based on mass balance control as well as coordinated traceability of recycled materials, the scheme can also be used to ascertain recycled content for any type of material (such as plastics, aluminum, fabrics and paper).