Guidance on the Improved Collection and Sorting of Fibre-based Packaging for Recycling

After two years of work, combining the expertise of 24 individuals and validated by a further 75 industry representatives from 50 companies, the 4evergreen Workstream 3 has released this new guidance.

The Guidance reviews the pertinent regulatory and institutional frameworks and provides an assessment of available collection and sorting scenarios. It is intended to guide the implementation of future collection, sorting and recycling infrastructure, to meet EU legal requirements and realise our ambitious targets.

Circularity by Design Guideline for Fibre-Based Packaging

This document is intended for the evaluation of compatibility of materials and components with standard mill processes.

The guideline is therefore applicable to fibre-based packaging that is likely to be recycled in standard recycling mills, provided that product-specific regulations of the packaging are observed. Recommendations on the suitability of special recycling processes and recycling including deinking will be implemented in further versions.