Explanation: Recyclate

The term "recyclate" refers to a material obtained through recycling processes. It is used to describe recycled materials that come from packaging or other products that have already been used. Recyclates are produced in various recycling processes such as sorting, shredding, melting or extruding.

Their use is an essential part of the concept of the circular economy. Recyclates help to reduce the need for new raw materials as well as environmental pollution and minimise waste. Their quality and properties vary depending on the type of source materials, the recycling process and the cleaning and processing techniques.

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