recycling

Processing of plastic waste for the original purpose or for other purposes other than energy recovery

recyclate

Recycled plastic (Recyclate), which is produced as part of the recycling process and can be used as a substitute for pure polymer or other raw materials for the manufacture of products (excluding products for the production of energy).

raw material recycling

Transformation into monomer or production of new raw materials by changing the chemical structure of plastic waste by cracking, gasification or depolymerisation, excluding energy recovery and incineration.

collection

logistical process of shipment of plastic waste from the source to a place where it can be recovered.

shredding

any mechanical process in which plastic waste is broken down into irregular pieces of any size and shape (shredding is generally understood to mean the shredding of materials that cannot be shredded by the shredding process typically used in a hammer mill).