First general assembly:
Start for the R-Cycle Community
Right at the start of the community, the circle has grown by 6 more companies to now a total of 19 members. The community offers access to a broad network of application-experienced partners and know-how in digitalization and sustainability. In addition to the general assembly at management level, the exchange takes place via specialized working groups that deal specifically with the various application areas of digital product passports. The R-Cycle platform can be networked with all common software systems as well as a wide variety of production equipment – from film or injection molding machines to processing, printing and filling machines to waste sorting and recycling systems. The traceability technology behind R-Cycle is based on GS1 standards – the leading global network for cross-industry process development and a founding member of R-Cycle.
By providing a digital product passport, all recycling-relevant data is automatically recorded during the production of plastic packaging and made retrievable via suitable markings (e.g. digital watermarks or QR codes) on intermediate and end products. This allows waste sorting facilities to accurately identify packaging and form recycling-friendly and single-variety fractions. In addition to improving product sustainability, manufacturers and processors of plastic packaging also benefit in terms of process efficiency, quality and compliance with legal information requirements.
Dr. Brenken adds, “R-Cycle is not a concept, but a proven solution that we are now bringing to market together from our strong community. The first general assembly has already shown how much innovative spirit our members bring to the table to leverage the potential of digital product passports for plastic products as part of an efficient circular economy.”
Interested companies can obtain all membership information at: