Procedure to approval plastics

How is the procedure to approve plastics like?

It is a completely outsourced and transparent process consisting of passing an audit, which observes fundamental aspects in any industrial activity in the industry, grouped in the following modules:

  • Administrative documentation

  • Economic aspects (basic documentation)

  • Environmental and quality management

  • Technological capacity and quality of finished product

  • Processing capacity and traceability

Approval conditions

For the approval process, it is necessary to have a working facility, since part of the process consists of doing an industrial test in the facility, to measure the annual processing capacity (tonnes/year).

The final products required following the processing are, at least, the following products, according to type of material:

Clean scale.



Final product whose origin uses as raw material the chippings from processing all materials included in this fraction. Its traceability must be ensured at all times during the process, in its different stages.

*Film and mixed plastic for light packaging selection plants (for mass waste approval is not required since packaging is not marketed by Ecoembes for these fractions).

Approval is a requirement to opt for Ecoembes’ offers, but being approved does not ensure supplying the material.

Steps in the process

1. Sending the application

The companies interested in the approval must fill in the form (spanish version) with their details.

2. Audit

The audit costs are borne by the applicant interested in the approval.

3. Report

The report includes all the aspects foreseen in the reference standard.

4. Inclusion of the company

If the company is approved, it becomes part of the “Approved Recovery/Recycling Agents List” on Ecoembes’ website. The approval will be valid for two years.

Submit your application

Request the approval for plastics here.

You can also download the following files to extend your information.

  • Approved Recovery/Recycling Agents List

  • List of documentation required in audits for plastic