Partly Recyclable Packaging

Part of this product's packaging is kerbside collected and can be broken down into raw materials and repurposed so it can be used again. This does not guarantee that it will be recycled – always check locally.

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Sustainable Development Goals
Responsible consumption and production
Proof Point Level
Product Business

What are the requirements for this Proof Point?


  • The recyclable parts need to be easily separated from the non-recyclable ones – no tools should be needed
  • The main packaging component must be recyclable
  • Recyclability is defined as widespread kerbside collection

Information you'll need to share in this Proof Point

  • Specify which parts are recyclable and whether they need to be separated
  • If some parts are also recyclable through a recycling scheme, this should be mentioned here

What documents do I need to supply?

Evidence should strongly support the claim and will be made publicly available

  • Signed statement of transparency from a management team member including the individual components, their material, and whether they are kerbside recyclable
  • Report from an organisation that confirms that the parts are recyclable
  • Packaging specification from your supplier

Who can verify this Proof Point?

Verifiers are third parties who can confirm the validity of a given Proof Point

  • Membership with a regulation body that can confirm recyclability
  • Testing facility

Other Proof Points in this category

The packaging’s components… can be separated and placed in a recycling bin are made from materials that have been used before can be placed in the compost bin to decompose (home or industrial) can be refilled and used again (for the same purpose)
Compostable Packaging Parts No No Only some No
Fully Compostable Packaging No No Yes No
Partly Recyclable Packaging Only some No No No
Widely Recyclable Packaging Yes No No No
Partly Recycled Packaging No Only some No No
Fully Recycled Packaging No Yes No No
Partly Recyclable Packaging No No No Yes (at least some)

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