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Trading Plastics


The Rebound Plastic Exchange aims to increase plastic recycling while addressing a global environmental challenge through an economically beneficial business model.

Like existing trading platforms for wheat and metals, the Rebound Plastic Exchange (RPX) has created a similar trading solution for plastics. By using a common global language through our specification sheets, both developed and developing countries will benefit from the facilitation which RPX will provide, thus building confidence in trades while complying to regulations and international standards such as the Basel Convention.

Buyers and sellers will need to register and become members of RPX in order to transact trades on the platform.

Materials Traded on RPX

The goal of the Rebound Plastic Exchange is to facilitate trading in as many forms of plastic as technically possible. The platform includes some 15 of the most common traded plastic materials today. These specifications are available in three tiers and have been developed in consultation with experts in the sector based on national and international trends on markets, price, quality, equipment and processes. Tier 1 was created to suit the 'perfect world' of plastic movement across borders with low contamination levels. As for Tier 2, it was created to suit a higher level of contamination levels based on certain countries' allowing for such movement in and out of their ports. For Tier 3, it focuses on the bales subject to Basel controlled waste but still allowed for movement across borders. The purpose of this suite of specifications is to provide companies greater clarity on product quality while also providing regulatory guidance; with respect to conformity of a shipment with applicable legal requirements in the country of export, the country of import and any transit countries.

Examples of Materials traded:

Series 100: rPET

  • rPET clear bottles baled

  • rPET hot washed flake

  • rPET clear fines pellet

  • rPET clear pellet

  • rPET coloured bottles baled

  • rPET clear post-industrial pellet

  • Recovered baled clear (natural) PET bottles

  • Recovered baled clear (natural) PET thermoforms


Series 200: rHDPE

  • rHDPE natural rigid bales

  • rHDPE coloured rigid bales

  • rHDPE natural flake

  • rHDPE coloured flake rHDPE clear pellet

  • rHDPE coloured pellet

  • Recovered HDPE (PE-HD) natural rigid bales

  • Recovered baled HDPE
    rigid all colours

  • rHDPE (PE-HD) natural
    rigid bales

  • Recovered HDPE (PE-HD) rigid all colours baled

Series 400: rPE film

  • PE Clear Film (LDPE) baled

  • rLLDPE clear film bale

  • PE clear film baled (LDPE, LLDPE, and HDPE film)

  • Recovered PE clear baled film (LLDPE, LDPE, and HDPE film)


Series 500: rPP

  • rPP rigid-coloured bales

  • rPP coloured flake

  • rPP coloured pellet

  • rPP natural and self coloured pellet

  • Recovered rigid baled rPP


Series 700: Mixed Plastics

  • Recovered rigid Mixed Plastics (all colours,  baled)


We acknowledge plastics processors and other industry experts in helping develop our generic specifications taking account of EU, UK, AUS and US standards. Additional materials will be added from time to time, based on demand and available feedstock globally. 

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