The Quality Protocol for the Manufacture of Secondary Raw Materials from Waste Non-Packaging Plastics

12th December 2016

Using this guide plastic converters or manufacturers who buy Quality Protocol compliant material may benefit from a reduction in their material costs; and will have the assurance they are purchasing a fit-for-purpose and consistent non-waste product.

Key points
This Good Practice Guide provides suggestions for meeting the project aims – to stop materials being sent to landfill unnecessarily and to promote the use of waste as a valuable resource
Non-packaging plastics are recyclable and can be reprocessed to manufacture a diverse range of products with a whole range of potential end uses.



The Waste Protocols Project is a joint Environment Agency and WRAP initiative in collaboration with industry, funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) as a business resource efficiency activity.

In this Good Practice Guide, the Waste Protocols Project aims to set out the environmental legislation that collectors must comply with, and give advice on what measures producers should consider adopting to ensure that waste is handled and stored in such a way that it can be recycled.

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