Recyclable in Council Bin - Self Declared is one of the declarations under the Ekko Score Recycle Standard.
Recyclable in Council Bin - Self Declared products can be placed in one of your recycle bins once you have no other use for them. If a product carries this declaration, it means that the business selling it has a high degree of confidence that the product can be recycled in your council Green, Scraps or Recycle bin. If you are unsure, check your council website.
Recyclable in Council Bin - Self Declared products reduce landfill waste and generally mean that the product can be made into other products. In the case of Green and Food Scraps waste, this practically means that the whole product is reused and turned into nutritious compost for garden or farm food.
Recyclable in Council Bin - Self Declared sits in the REUSED Family under two environmental Standards of Ekko Score: Recycle and Packaging. One set of weighted Ekko Score points are gathered from each Family.
These are the claimable declarations & certifications under the Environmental Standard: Recycle. Please note that different certifications and declarations may be relevant to each category.
Yes, where the impact of the claim is similar. This is how it works.
IMPORTANTLY, SELF DECLARATIONS ARE GOVERNED BY CONSUMER LAW. IT IS AGAINST THE LAW FOR BUSINESSES TO MAKE FALSE CLAIMS (INCLUDING IMPLIED CLAIMS IN A CONTEXT LIKE EKKO SCORE).
EVEN IF A PRODUCT HAS A FORMAL CERTIFICATION, THAT CERTIFICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ENTIRE INTEGRITY OF THE PRODUCT'S MAKE UP.
An example might be a Handmade, Australian, Certified Organic chocolate that contains Palm Oil. Under Ekko Score, this product would claim Certified Organic and would self declare: Zero Waste Production and Australian made, but could not claim the No Palm Oil declaration. This would mean a lower score under the No Exploitation Standard, making the inclusion of Palm Oil clear to potential consumers, without detracting from its other assets.
No product is perfect, but some products are definitely better than others. Ekko Score allows you to make the best decision you can, or to put it another way, the least worst decision. And to make that decision with the confidence of not being green washed. Find out more about how Ekko Score works.