What is the difference between PCR and PIR?
Recyclates can basically only be created from waste in a reprocessing process. This applies equally to the materials PIR and PCR. The respective prefix of the recyclate provides information about the original material origin:
PIR- post-industrial recyclate, a raw material produced from industrial waste
If the waste comes from industry: for example, from production residues in the manufacture of plastic packaging or other plastic products, then the recyclates from it are called post-industrial recyclates (PIR).
PCR- post-consumer recyclate, raw material produced from consumer waste
The difference is in the name: Post-consumer recyclates are made from end-user waste – that is, from the waste of all of us.