The newly released RMC 2.0 Standard changed the requirements for obtaining an RMC certification. The recycled content requirements for products has been reduced to 5% from >50% to ensure that as the RMC expands, it can be more inclusive of a variety of products and incorporate more materials outside of Polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
The RMC 2.0 certification comprises three parts;
- It ensures that part of the product, in surface area or weight, is made from recycled material. The minimum acceptable amount of recycled material is 5% of the overall finished product.
- A full RMC certification guarantees that the recycled content of the product is >50% recycled PET. Where the recycled material content is between 5 – 50%, an RMC Mixed certification is awarded.
- It verifies that facilities involved in the manufacturing of certified products comply with social and environmental standards.
To download the new PFI RMC 2.0 standard here.