Veka Recycling, the UK recycler of PVC-U post consumer window profiles, 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. Goals 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 accreditation applies equally to Veka Recycling and its UK operations and the company’s German and French plants.
Simon Scholes, a director of Veka Recycling, said the standard served its purpose well: “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. It also provides confidence that recyclates are traceable and of high quality. We wholly support such standardisation and any measures that drive up quality.”
Veka Recycling is part of the worldwide Veka Recycling Group, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Veka Umwelttechnik GmbH.