Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services granted recycling company TerraCycle the Recycled Claim Standard certification, which verifies the Trenton company’s recycling operations and adherence to the RCS as published by the nonprofit Textile Exchange.
“TerraCycle’s demonstrated conformance to the Recycled Claim Standard is a testament to TerraCycle’s competence and commitment within the recycling industry,” Chuck Rogers, Bureau Veritas’ Americas director, Technical Consulting and Supply Chain Solutions, said in a May 26 statement. Rogers added that the certification is specifically for two of the waste streams in TerraCycle’s U.S. operations.
To earn the certification, Bureau Veritas audited TerraCycle’s supply chain, recycling process, operational methods and sub-contractors specifically for Mixed Flexible Packaging and Mixed Rigid Packaging for conformance to RCS.
“Starting in 2020, TerraCycle began working with Bureau Veritas to define, conduct, and complete independent audits of our U.S. supply chain,” said Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of TerraCycle. “We have now received certification in the US for two major material categories and are working to replicate this process for additional waste streams globally throughout 2022. This certification by a global leader in their field is additional reassurance to our partners that the material sent to us is never used for waste to energy or buried in landfills.”
TerraCycle operates in 21 countries, partnering with consumer product companies, retailers and cities to recycle products and packages. The company also works with its partners to integrate hard to recycle waste streams, such as ocean plastic, into their products and packaging.