Mechanical and chemical recyclability of Sulapac materials has been demonstrated by independent third parties.
Tested and proven technically feasible by a third-party industrial company, Sulapac materials (excluding Barrier and Heat recipes) can be recycled through hydrolysis back to monomers, which are used as building blocks for recycled biopolymers. The technology for chemical recycling of bio-based and biodegradable materials exists, but the infrastructure is still under development.
Field tests have also verified that Sulapac materials can be collected and sorted out of a mixed waste stream. When collected together, Sulapac materials do not interfere with the current mechanical recycling of conventional fossil-based or bio-based non-biodegradable plastics.