Conversion to monomer or production of new raw materials by changing the chemical structure of a material or substance through cracking, gasification or depolymerization, excluding energy recovery and incineration.
A method to match output (i.e. products with recycled content) with input (i.e. quantity of recycled feedstock) within a predefined system boundary (see below) and within a given booking period (usually one year).
Processing of waste material into secondary raw material or products using mechanical unit operations only and without significantly changing the chemical structure of the material. Examples include mechanical reprocessing of plastics and paper repulping.
The transfer of a quantity of recycle designation credit between RMUÕs for same type of materials between the mass balances of separate sites. Such a book keeping transfer Is only acceptable under a set of strict qualifying requirements.
Recycling Allocated Product (Mass Balance Product), a product which is a carrier of RMUs (raw material units) from a recycled, waste-based or bio-based source managed through a mass balance approach. A RAP might also be called ÒProduct with Recycled ContentÓ by...