On 18th July, the industrial facilities at Portalegre (Portugal) of the sheet producer EVERTIS IBÉRICA have obtained the ECOSENSE certificate. The company advances in its commitment with the sustainability and the protection of the environment, adding value to its products and contributing to an increasingly transparent European plastic industry and to the strengthening of the market of secondary raw materials.
EVERTIS joins the challenge of transforming the current linear economic system into a more circular one and generating the necessary confidence of consumers and industry in recyclates. It supports the European Plastics Strategy, which establishes that 10 million recycled tons can be incorporated into new products in the European Union market in 2025.
The ECOSENSE certification is the initiative of the Plastic Sense Foundation to consolidate a circular economy model in the PET food tray sector. It is aimed at manufacturers of sheet and PET trays, as well as food packers, who recycle their industrial and post-consumer multilayer waste and reintroduce recycled PET from delamination processes as secondary raw material in their production processes of manufacture or use of sheet and /or tray.
To obtain the ECOSENSE certificate, the facilities of the companies are subject to an inspection process by an entity accredited by ENAC under the ISO / IEC 17020 standard, which verifies compliance with the requirements established within the corresponding ECOSENSE procedures.