The end-of-life treatment must be specified first to determine the recycling rate of a product. The recycling rate is the proportion of end-of-life scrap of a productâ€™s mass that is going to be recycled. In calculation of recycling rate it is assumed that the recycling strategy is based on materials recycling into primary materials. Recycling practices of different countries affects to recycling rate. Determining the absolute value of recycling rate is far more complicated process and might turn out to be an unresolved process. The recycling rate can be considered as an effective indicator in the assessment of environmental properties of product. The benefits of determining recycling rate are e.g. clarity and simplicity.
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