mass-balanced product

This is a product for whose manufacture in the value chain waste-based raw materials were demonstrably used in the mass balance. The proportion of waste-based raw materials in the product does not necessarily have to be physically detectable.

material recovery

Material preparation including mechanical recycling, material (chemical) recycling and organic recycling, but excluding energy recovery.

minor discrepancy

Minor discrepancy during the audit that the certified company must rectify within 3 months. If a deviation is not corrected within 3 months to the satisfaction of the inspector, the certification should be withdrawn.