RECOUP Recyclability by Design document update


An update to RECOUP’s Recyclability by Design document has been published.

The guide aims to provide information to those wishing to make their packaging more recyclable and also provides information concerning the sectors of the plastic recycling chain to ensure plastic recycling schemes are not inadvertently interfered with.


The Spring 2015 edition is the fifth and includes updates on how product design and selection can help improve the commercial viability to recycle more pots, tubs and trays. It also looks at how the latest technology can produce ultra-clear polypropylene recyclable packaging.

RECOUP chief executive Stuart Foster said: “It is inevitable that better design of products for recycling will be needed to achieve longer term circular economy goals, and we fully expect this element of any new EU resource proposals to be retained or even strengthened.”

The guide is available for free at