Uniting the industry

R-Cycle is an open standard for stakeholders of all industries involved in the life cycle of plastic packaging. The data environment provided by R-Cycle permits the complete documentation of all recycling-related packaging properties.

Making progress openly accessible

R-Cycle is being developed to market maturity by various technology companies and organizations along the value chain of plastic packaging. GS1 Germany supports the development of R-Cycle into a global standard that can be used across all industries. R-Cycle will then be openly accessible to all companies in the plastic packaging industry, to suppliers and the recycling industry.

The practical suitability of R-Cycle is currently tested and verified in several pilot projects which are carried out together with raw material producers, packaging manufacturers, brand owners, wholesalers and retailers.

If your know-how or technology can make a contribution to R-Cycle, or if you have suggestions for R-Cycle pilot projects, we will be delighted to hear from you.

The following partners are involved in R-Cycle:

R-Cycle permits cross-industry collaboration

R-Cycle permits cross-industry collaboration

The example of the life cycle of a shampoo bottle illustrates the importance of cross-industry collaboration even for a single product. A number of manufacturing steps involving different production technologies must be coordinated using a standardized database to ensure that the end product is fully recyclable. R-Cycle is therefore developed across all industries and will be provided as an open system to all companies in the plastic packaging industry.

Circular Economy in Practice

R-Cycle offers the solution

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Closing the Loop

R-Cycle is making rapid progress

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