closed loop product
GreenCircle will certify an organization's claim for a closed loop product based on a detailed analysis of the product's down-stream supply chain and life cycle. GreenCircle will verify that the manufacturer has an established process and system to take back their products for reuse and recycling into the same or similar products within the manufacturing operation.
Objective: To certify a product is recyclable and can be recycled at the end of life and reprocessed into the same or similar products.
Definitions: Secondary materials that are reclaimed and returned to the original process or processes in which they were generated, where they are reused in the production of a new product.
Reference Documents: CFR 261.4 (a) (8).