Simon Scholes, Director at VEKA Recycling UK ltd.
Kent-based recycler of PVC-U post consumer window profiles, VEKA Recycling, Ltd. has received continued accreditation under EuCertPlast, a European Union-wide certification scheme aimed at standardising the recycling of post-consumer plastics.
Developed through a three-year project financed by the European Union under the Eco-Innovation Programme, the scheme works according to EN15343:2007 and aims to encourage the environmentally friendly recycling of plastics by standardising the processes, particularly focusing on the traceability and assessment of conformity and recycled content of recycled plastics.
The goals of the scheme include an increase in recycling rates; the development of innovative applications for recyclates; an increase in plastics industry transparency; and the fulfilment of REACH requirements and food contact compliance for recyclers.
The continued accreditation applies equally to VEKA Recycling Ltd and its UK operations, as well as the company’s German and French plants.
“By providing effective operating standards EuCertPlast offers those of us in the recycling industry minimum standards to work to and for our customers it provides reassurance of a range of measures that are key to effective recycling,” explained Simon Scholes, a Director of VEKA Recycling UK Ltd.
“It also provides confidence that recyclates, are traceable and of high quality. We wholly support such standardisation and any measures that drive up quality.”