RecyClass is a non-profit, cross-industry initiative facilitating the transition toward a circular plastic economy.
Aptar’s SimpliCycle valve previously received European PET Bottle Platform (EPBP) Endorsement for full compatibility with RecyClass Guidelines for PET stream, and has also received full compatibility approval for recyclability in PP and HDPE streams. This achievement provides food and beverage brands with validation that Aptar closures featuring SimpliCycle valves not only offer more hygienic and controlled product dispensing for consumers, but also contribute toward their sustainability commitments by enabling full packaging recyclability. Aptar’s SimpliCycle valves will be commercially available globally at the end of 2022.
“In addition to Critical Guidance Recognition from the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) in North America,” said Shyam Kotak, General Manager of Aptar’s Elastomeric Flow Control business, “we now have those same approvals from the leading European organization for evaluating plastic recyclability. The Design for Recyclability Guidelines for these two important organizations have been increasingly adopted around the globe. These approvals are evidence of Aptar’s continued dedication to bringing more sustainable products to market in collaboration with our customers to enable them to meet their sustainability goals. This is good news for brands, fillers, recyclers and consumers, all of whom are looking for plastic packaging to be more in line with a circular economy.”