The refuse sack business belonging to Berry Global has become the first in the UK to get RecyClass Recycled Content certification for its ranges of sacks made from post-consumer recycled plastic.
Based in Derbyshire, Berry’s refuse sack business has received certification for all clear, coloured and black refuse sacks in a range of widths and thicknesses.
The certification confirms that the recycled content is genuine and provides full transparency and traceability for the material used.
These products were assessed in line with the EN15243:2007 standard to ensure procedures are in place to maintain traceability of the declared share of recycled plastics in products.
Berry Global innovation director – recycled products Jagan Mohanraj said: “This is an important achievement which helps to give customers complete assurance as to the authenticity of recycled plastic used in our refuse sacks. This is especially important given the requirements of the UK Plastics Packaging Tax.
“RecyClass recycled content certification provides a further link in this chain of custody. And because these accreditations apply both to the authenticity of the recycled material and its quality, consistency and traceability, they give customers the assurance that the products not only meet legislative requirements but continue to deliver the highest levels of performance.”