New Recyclability Evaluation Protocol release available from 4evergreen Alliance

As proud members of the 4evergreen Alliance, we are pleased to endorse the Beta release of the “Recyclability Evaluation Protocol”.

This landmark tool will help the entire value chain enhance and harmonise how it evaluates the recyclability of existing and future packaging products. The document, now fully available and open to download on the 4evergreen website, is the result of the collaborative efforts of 75 experts and incorporates results from more than 50 actual recycling tests involving close to 100 different samples.

Evaluate individual packaging products

This Beta version is ready to be used to quantitively and qualitatively evaluate individual packaging products made of cellulosic fibres and score them on their suitability for recycling in standard mills. Feedback from users will be essential to optimise this beta release into a first completed version and feed into future ones.

New version launched during 2023

4evergreen experts have already started working intensely to expand the protocol and include the recyclability evaluation for flotation-deinking and specialised mills, based on tests currently run by the alliance. The updated versions will be launched in the course of 2023.

4evergreen is a cross-industry alliance of over 100 members representing the entire lifecycle of fibre-based packaging - from forests to designers, producers, brand owners and recyclers. Together they share expertise to develop tools and guidelines for an even more sustainable sector. Their goal is to reach a 90% recycling rate for fibre-based packaging by 2030.