How to apply for
the certification

Are you part of a company interested in applying for the Plastica Seconda Vita (Plastic Second Life) certification for materials/products that meet the requirements? Below you will find the correct procedure to be followed.

At the end of the process, which involves an exchange of information between the company and the certification body and an audit at the production plant, a certificate is issued containing the salient information relating to the Plastica Seconda Vita (Plastic Second Life) label.

  1. 1. To initiate the certification process, you have to complete the information questionnaire, which can be downloaded from this page of the IPPR site, and send it to the IPPR secretarial office (, which will forward it to the Institute’s partner Certification Bodies.
  2. On the basis of the information contained in the questionnaire, the applicant company will receive from the Certification Bodies an offer with an estimate of certification costs.
  3. Once the quotation has been evaluated, it will be up to the company to decide whether to continue with the process by sending:
    – to IPPR the request for a licence to use the mark (and, if desired, a request to become an associate), which can be downloaded under;
    – to the selected CB the offer countersigned for acceptance, accompanied by a technical report on the products to be certified, pursuant to the PSV Certification Rules.
  4. A date will be set for the audit, which then will be repeated at least once a year.

The steps leading to the awarding of the PSV label are carried out by IPPR’s partner certification bodies that are accredited by Accredia: IIP srl – Italian Plastics Institute, Kiwa Cermet Italia SpA and SGS Italia SpA.

Discover the requirements for obtaining
the Plastic Second life label

Learn about the minimum requirements for obtaining the Plastica Seconda Vita (Plastic Second Life) label and how to contact IPPR