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Recycled Plastics

Verifying recycled plastics using Recycled Content Validation | UL

Our recycled content validation authenticates the recycled content of products, in order to provide third-party validation that they are what they say they are.

Recycled content validation

UL’s recycled content validation is a system that has been put in place to validate the authenticity of the recycled content of a product. With the rise in popularity of more sustainably produced products, there has also been an influx of eco labelling. Some labels reflect truly environmentally friendly products, whereas others are piggy backing off these titles. 

If your products genuinely have a positive environmental claim, we can assist you in standing out from the pack by amplifying your credibility. Contact us to find out how.

Authenticating credible “green” products

We carry out intensive scientific analysis on your products to prove that they live up to the environmental claims attached to them. Many companies tend to spend more money on marketing themselves as environmentally compliant or sustainable, when in actual fact their processes are quite the opposite. This is called greenwashing. 

With the UL Recycled Content Validation behind your products, you will gain instant credibility, which is your most powerful marketing tool as a green business. UL is a globally renowned and trusted name in third-party product safety and standards development. With our seal of approval, your environmental stewardship efforts will be recognized immediately.

Environmental Claim Validation Mark

If your products align with your environmental claims, you will receive UL's Environmental Claim Validation Mark. This comes with a number of useful additions:

  • Accumulate LEED® points, raising your certification, increasing your visibility, which in turn enhances the exposure for your products
  • You will be able to showcase the UL Environmental Claim Validation Badge on your products, packaging, and all marketing materials too
  • Your products will be displayed on SPOT. This is a UL database of credible products that meet sustainable, green standards

Environmental Claim Validation Procedure (ECVP) for Recycled Content

UL 2809 is the Environmental Claim Validation Procedure (ECVP) for Recycled Content. This allows UL to validate the amount of recycled content in a particular product. You can use this validation process to find out exactly how much of the following is in each of your products:

  • Post-consumer recycled content
  • Pre-consumer (post-industrial) recycled content
  • Closed loop recycled content
  • Total recycled content

Authentication benefits

With UL’s authentication behind your name, your customers will easily be able to recognize you in a sea of unsubstantiated claims. Your recycling efforts will be showcased to all consumers, which not only helps your brand, but also enables your customers to make more environmentally conscious purchasing decisions. You will be viewed as a business that operates with integrity, while leading your market with purpose. 

Having a standard to comply with also ensures that you stay on track with your environmental efforts. You will be empowered to constantly innovate and create in a more sustainable and responsible way, inspiring communities around you and motivating your competition to do the same. 

Take the next step that will highlight your credibility, authenticate you for the environmental efforts you have made, and allow you to stand far apart from your competitors as a truly green business. 

Contact UL today to find out how you can showcase your environmental claims with integrity.