The EuCertPlast Consortium, a three-year project aimed at creating a European certification for post-consumer plastics recyclers, has announced the accreditation of the first 24 auditors covering 14 European countries.
EuCertPlast has been financed by the European Commission under the Eco-Innovation Programme.
The accreditation procedure has been achieved in three phases. Under the first phase, auditors have been selected according to the requirements foreseen by the EuCertPlast Consortium. The second phase had auditors being trained to be fully up to date with EuCertPlast’s audit.
Finally, an independent international accreditation body (DNV) ran an exam to assure that the auditors have the required knowledge to run a proper EuCertPlast Audit.
The process is needed in order to assure a standardized and high level of quality for audits across Europe. Additional accreditations will be planned in the near future to fulfill the request of new auditors for Europe and ensure quality recycling of plastics takes place.
All plastics recyclers wishing to get an EuCertPlast audit can now contact one of the accredited auditor listed on the EuCertPlast website.
EuCertPlast aims to accredit Plastics Recyclers whose activity complies with high quality standards.