Access transparent and reliable information on the recyclability of packaging
Towards a standardised recycling scheme
Singapore Recycling Label is an on-pack labelling scheme that:
- provides consumers with easy-to-understand information to recycle products correctly, and
- assists brand owners to design packaging that is recyclable at end-of-life.
For both consumers and companies, it removes confusion, saves time and reduces waste going to landfill and incineration.
The recycling labelling scheme is the only evidence-based labelling system on the market and is powered by the Packaging Recyclability Evaluation Portal (PREP), an online tool that assesses packaging recyclability in the Singapore recovery systems.
What's the process?
Brand owners and manufacturers use PREP to assess the recyclability of their packaging.
Brand owners apply the standardised on-pack labels on their products.
Consumers follow the label instructions and the recycling industry benefits from a cleaner stream.
Make recycling easier for consumers
Packaging can be made up of a variety of different components and materials, and many of these require different disposal methods. Some belong in the bin, some can be recycled, while others require special instructions in order to be recycled correctly.
The label provides all of this information – on one easy label.
What is PREP?
Packaging Recyclability Evaluation Portal (PREP)
It is an online platform which simulates the waste management ecosystem and determine if packaging is recyclable or not, and why.
When it comes to packaging, even the smallest details can have an impact on recyclability, including the packaging shape, size, weight, inks, adhesives and the materials used.
For every item of packaging, PREP considers all of these factors, as well as the availability of collection services, how the packaging will behave in a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and in subsequent processing facilities, such as paper mills and aluminium smelters.
By aggregating all of this information into a simple online platform, PREP enables businesses to understand whether their packaging is recyclable, non-recyclable, or conditionally recyclable – provided consumers follow a set of instructions during disposal.
The PREP process provides a verified and transparent education loop between the design and the end-of-life of packaging in Singapore.