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In this section, you can find an explanation for specific terms and abbreviations used. We will be adding more information over time but do not hesitate to contact us if you can't find what you are looking for.
Material generated by households or by commercial, industrial and institutional facilities in their role as end-users of the product which can no longer be used for its intended purpose. This includes returns of material from the distribution chain
Also used plastic packaging from the industry is Post-Consumer Waste. The term Consumer should be interpreted as the user of the packaging which doesn't refer to a consumer
Material diverted from the waste stream during a manufacturing process. Excluded is reutilization of materials such as rework, regrind or scrap generated in a process and capable of being reclaimed within the same process that generated it.
In other words, production waste that could be used is not Post-Industrial Recycle
REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. It entered into force on 1 June 2007.
Recycled resins produced in the EU are exempted from REACH but a safety datasheet is required
REACH is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry.
REACH places the burden of proof on companies. To comply with the regulation, companies must identify and manage the risks linked to the substances they manufacture and market in the EU. They have to demonstrate to ECHA how the substance can be safely used, and they must communicate the risk management measures to the users.