Feedstock recycling:

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.

Mass Balance:

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).

Mechanical Recycling:

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.

RAP: Recycling Allocated Product

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...