Welcome to the PREP UK website, which is hosted by the OPRL.

The PREP makes it easy for brand owners and packaging designers to classify the recyclability of consumer packaging for products sold in the UK. Uniquely, the PREP advises you why an item is not recyclable in case you have the opportunity to modify the design prior to release.

Beyond the assessment of Council collection levels, the PREP simulates the UK’s Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs) and downstream processors based on a series of algorithms that focus on the pack’s parameters such as its size, shape and weight and of course its material type.

PREP UK is based on Council access data provided by WRAP and research conducted across the UK recycling industry by Axion Consulting.