The trusted seal of approval for the use recycled materials
Any manufacturer currently putting products or packaging on to the market is almost automatically under scrutiny. Consumers, NGOs and government institutions are all calling for as much recycled materials as possible.
Studies show that an overwhelming majority of consumers want more recycled materials in products and packaging and prefer sustainable products. If, for example, plastics, glass or metal or paper and cardboard packaging are being used, buyers will rate the product more positively the higher the proportion of recycled materials it contains. Credible labeling means consumers will prefer lesser-known brands and are prepared to pay higher prices.
Regulators are also pressing for higher levels of recycling. Since 2021, EU countries have been required to increase their annual contributions to the EU budget by €800 for each ton of non-recycled plastic packaging waste generated in their countries. This cost is then likely to be passed on to distributors and/or distributors. The European Green Deal also explicitly provides for a binding recycling quota. Many non-EU countries are also planning to tax products that do not achieve a certain level of recycled content.
Win over consumers and gain tax benefits by using recycled materials
The changes above are presenting major opportunities. You can gain a competitive advantage and tax benefits by having your recycling certified by an impartial, credible body. Prepare now for future regulatory requirements and instantly win over consumers by having products with certified high levels of recycled content. One way to achieve this is via our "flustix RECYCLED – DIN-Geprüft" certification.
Get your recycled materials content from plastics, glass, metal or paper and cardboard certified!
“flustix RECYCLED – DIN-Geprüft” seal widely recognized for indicating recycled content
The "flustix RECYCLED - DIN-Geprüft" label clearly indicates the percentage of recycled materials used. The seal has been recognized by, among others, the EU Commission, the Federal Environment Agency, the German Consumer Initiative Association and the "Siegelklarheit.de" portal of the German Federal Government. The seal's high standards and credibility have been further reinforced by numerous international awards.
Certification is based on DIN EN ISO 14021 requirements in conjunction with other standards of the certification system. It covers post-consumer recycled materials (after use) and/or pre-consumer recycled materials (post-industrial). It verifies the traceability of materials used and confirms that no toxic substances have been used in the production process. The certification process includes evaluation of the entire manufacturing process.
Stand out from the crowd of manufacturer self-certifications and benefit from "flustix RECYCLED – DIN-Geprüft" certification by an independent and impartial body.
Give customers confidence that you are not greenwashing, but using recycling to actively and effectively minimize the consumption of finite resources.
How to acquire the "flustix RECYCLED – DIN-Geprüft" seal?
You as a supplier or manufacturer apply for certification at DIN CERTCO. Inspections for the "flustix RECYCLED – DIN-Geprüft" seal are usually carried out by DIN CERTCO's own auditors or by globally recognized partners. After “third party” evaluation of inspection’s documentation a certificate will be issued granting the right for using the seal.
We create the trust required to succeed on the market – Benefits you gain from “flustix RECYCLED – DIN-Geprüft”
- Gain the confidence of consumers.
- Increase consumer willingness to buy and pay for your products.
- Use of the “flustix RECYCLED – DIN-Geprüft” seal in advertising.
- Demonstrate to business and sales partners’ compliance with high standards of environmental protection and quality.
- Evidence of being highly committed to sustainability and waste avoidance.
- Our impartial testing, auditing and assessment will provide additional impetus for process optimization.
- Benefit from „flustix RECYCLED – DIN-Geprüft“ certification’s worldwide highly renowned transparency.
Demonstrate your sustainability using flustix consumer seals
In addition to "flustix RECYCLED – DIN-Geprüft", flustix offers other globally unique consumer seals to label e.g. plastic-free products and any kind of packaging. Consumers depend on flustix seals to shop sustainably and protect the environment. The seals also help innovative actors in the economy to communicate their sustainability credentials.
Benefiting from our reputation
As an independent certification body, DIN CERTCO tests, evaluates and confirms compliance with the criteria for the "flustix RECYCLED – DIN-Geprüft" seal. We work closely with the globally active testing and certification organization TÜV Rheinland and the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) so have two strong, renowned partners at our side. Our clients benefit from the TÜV Rheinland Group's international network of more than 20,000 testing, auditing and certification professionals and more than 250 testing laboratories worldwide.
All certification process inspectors recognized by us have specific product and manufacturing knowledge and experience of the relevant area of recognition and are familiar with conducting audits and inspections as well as the specific standards and documents relevant to certification.
Find out more about the „flustix RECYCLED – DIN-Geprüft” seal and contact us.
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