Kent-based VEKA Recycling, a UK-based PVC recycler, has achieved EuCertPlast accreditation, the European certification scheme for post-consumer plastics recyclers. Its sister plants in France and Germany are also similarly certified.
The certification works to the European Standard EN 15343:2007 and aims to encourage environmentally-friendly recycling of plastics by standardising procedures, particularly focusing on the process for traceability and assessment of conformity and recycled content of recycled plastics.
VEKA Recycling has received EuCertPlast accreditation
“This is an important step for us as the scheme assesses the good practice and the output quality done by the audited recycler,” explained Simon Scholes, Business Administration Manager for VEKA Recycling, which is a Recovinyl-accredited PVC recycler.
He added: “Other benefits of the scheme include improved transparency and greater traceability of collected post-consumer waste. Given there is strong demand from the recyclates buyers for a guarantee on the product they buy, we can assure customers of our full compliance with environmental obligations and the high quality of our PVC-U pellet and pulver derived from post-industrial or post-consumer window frame material.”