11 December 2023

Kiwa Presents First Ever RecyClass Traceability Certificate to Capi Europe

Last month, Capi Europe, a flower pot manufacturer (a certified B-Corp company), became the first company to receive the new RecyClass Traceability certificate, recognizing the use of traceable recycled plastic - audited and certified by Kiwa.

Established by Plastic Recyclers Europe, RecyClass certifications are voluntary audit schemes that demonstrate the degree of recyclability of plastic packaging and recycled content of plastics used in products. RecyClass consists of three certification schemes: RecyClass Process Certification (for recyclers), RecyClass Traceability (for converters) and RecyClass Recyclability. All schemes align to EN 15343 and the principles of controlled blending chain of custody model as defined in ISO 22095.

Capi Europe.jpgAnnemieke van der Velden (Unit Manager OGC, right) hands the RecyClass certificate to Capi’s Toine van de Ven

Kiwa performs audits under license for all three schemes,” explains Bert van Erkel, Team Lead Inspections at OGC. “They are internationally recognized rating schemes that allow our customers to demonstrate they contribute to a more sustainable world in which we use less new plastics and focus on recycling. Capi Europe has been on this journey for quite some time now, and this is a great next step for them. And for Kiwa as well, as we keep extending our services related to sustainability.”