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Recycled Content Certification


There is an ever-increasing demand for products made of recycled materials in different product specifications and tender requirements. At the same time, many manufacturers make claims about the environmental benefits that result from products made with recycled materials.


However, how can verify these "green claims"? Recycled materials cannot be tested from laboratory reports. Instead, they can be verified through the tracking process of all materials in the product production process. It is necessary to track all materials through the production process to calculate the percentage of recycled content in the final products.


Thus, the verification and certification of recycled content are increasingly in demand.

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  • Provide procurement officers and consumers with a tool to make informed decisions

  • Demonstrate leadership in reducing reliance on natural resources

  • Satisfy purchase requirements and customer specifications

  • Differentiate your product in a crowded field

Recycled Content Certification


"Hong Kong Green Label Scheme - Recycled Content Certification (RCC)" is an independent and voluntary scheme to evaluate products made from pre-consumer and post-consumer* materials diverted from the waste stream. RCC verifies and certifies the percentage of recycled content to make an accurate claim under the ISO 14021 Type II (self-declared environmental claims) label.


The recycled content claim shall be based on the total recycled content in the final product and/or on the total recycled content of a particular component in the final product.

*Pre-Consumer Material - Waste generated from one commercial process that has actually been discarded and then collected and reprocessed in another process. This means that the waste leaves the premise of the factory that generated it, and then follows the recycling path. This excludes the re-utilisation of materials such as rework, regrind or scrap generated in a process and capable of being reclaimed within the same process that generated it. (Source: ISO 14021)


Post-Consumer Material - Material generated by households or by commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities in their role as end-users of the product that can no longer be used for its intended purpose. This includes returns of materials from the distribution chain. (Source: ISO 14021)

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