Recycling targets have already been laid down in Europe since 1994. The “Single-Use Plastics Directive 2”, for example, says that it is appropriate to call for a minimum content of recycled material in plastic bottles.
Nowadays, the fabric market is facing an increasing challenge: With rising demand for recycled materials, virgin polyester is sold with the claim that it is RPET. Many buyers believe they are using RPET when they are in fact not.
To address this issue, Waste2Wear has developed the RA-3 Process, the world’s first patent-pending test method to ensure RPET products are genuinely made from recycled plastic bottles.
The method is certified by the German testing company WESSLING to be a correct and efficient way of testing samples to prove that they are made from recycled plastic bottles.
RA-3 is short for Three Step Recycling Assurance process. The testing consists of chemical analysis, microscopic assessment, and document validation. When the materials have passed the testing, customers receive a certificate together with the testing reports.
With the RA-3 certification, you ensure that you sell RPET when this is what you have ordered. Your marketing promise and sustainability claim are aligned to best serve your company’s targets.
By proving that your company uses materials made from recycled plastic bottles and what percentage of it is RPET, you guarantee that your recycled content is aligned with your brands’ and retailers’ communication.
RA-3 testing method has been verified by German testing and consulting company WESSLING.
WESSLING is a German testing laboratory and consulting company with a total of 1600 employees across 9 countries. The company has a broad range of experts and testing capabilities. WESSLING covers 40 different areas, all related to Quality, Safety, Health, and Environment.
This not only enables us to offer 3rd party verification of our products – we can test any sample of swatch from anywhere in the world!
Any sample or swatch can be sent to us for testing in our Shanghai lab. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries.