The Standard will help plastic resin manufacturing companies and industrial users, many of which are multinational companies, in the development of:
- a sustainable global infrastructure for plastics recovery and recycling
- a sustainable market for recovered plastics materials and their derived manufactured products.
The major markets for plastics are packaging, building and construction products, electrical and electronic products, automotive/transportation, and household/consumer items. ‘Access to markets for recovered materials is an important consideration,’ says Dr Michael Fisher, committee Chair. ‘There is already international trade in end-of-life products to reclaim or recycle the plastic components. ISO 15270 provides a valuable resource that is globally relevant, no matter which particular legislative or regulatory framework for plastic recovery and recycling governs its application.’
A Standard for Requirements for domestic electrical appliances and equipment for reconditioning or parts recycling, AS/NZS 4701:2000, sets out requirements applying to used domestic appliances intended for sale for reuse, recycling, or historic collections.