Recycling is an important element in the sustainable use of resources. Recyclability can be determined for single packaging as well as for goods. It is an individual attribute and, as a gradual indicator, an expression and instrument of applied product responsibility.


Assessing recyclability can provide critical information for the optimisation of packaging and goods. For this it is necessary to create a scientifically proven, comprehensible and transparent basis for requirements and evaluation criteria.


The Institute cyclos-HTP has designed a catalogue for requirements and evaluation (Catalogue R & A) for assessing and certifying the recyclability of packaging and goods. Based on the requirements of the catalogue will

  • packaging materials be analysed,
  • sorting, processing and recycling capabilities be tested,
  • certificates and reports be issued, and
  • (if desired) authorisation for use of a label be granted.