Recycled materials

Recycled materials

ICEA certification for products made from recycled materials.

It certifies products made from recycled materials such as textiles, packaging, green building materials, furniture products, publications, etc.

It aims to reduce the consumption of resources (raw materials, water and energy), increase the quality of recycled products, minimize dangerous emissions into air, water and soil as well as any impact on human health.

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Recycling and sustainability

The continuous expansion of the economy which can be seen worldwide even in the current period of crisis, has as its corollary the increase in energy consumption and the exploitation of natural resources.

In this context, it is becoming increasingly urgent to move towards a more sustainable production and consumption model that takes into account both energy consumption and the flow of resources used in production and, therefore, consumed and then transformed into waste.

One of the levers for sustainable development is the ‘Recycling of materials’ which:

  • helps to reduce the consumption of natural resources
  • increase energy efficiency
  • reduce the flow of waste destined for disposal

In recent years, the international market for recycled materials and products has continued to grow, driven by the increase in demand and price of raw materials. However, there are still some critical aspects such as reduced market confidence due to uncertainty about the quality of recycling materials and products made from them.

The ICEA certification scheme analyses the material and energy flows to determine the contribution of each product in terms of saved virgin raw materials, reduction of energy consumption and minimisation of waste production.

The assessment covers the entire life cycle of the product and is based on the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology, through which material and energy flows identified throughout the entire life cycle of the product are sorted, classified and aggregated into different categories of environmental impact, also called aggregated impact indicators.

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