New EU packaging regulation: Voices from the industry

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The special rules for plastic packaging, which are still being extended today, are jeopardising the transformation towards less packaging waste, more recyclable packaging and more use of recycled materials..

Image: Dr Martin Engelmann; Copyright: IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen e.V.
The proposed changes include arbitrary bans on recyclable single-use plastic packaging that are not supported by an impact assessment or evidence of environmental benefits.
Image: Ingemar Bühler; Copyright: Plastics Europe
It is already clear today that there will not be enough approved recyclates to fulfill the use quotas for food packaging.
Image: Dr. Isabell Schmidt; Copyright: IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen e.V.
Image: Plastic packaging; Copyright: jchizhe

Around 25 million tonnes of plastic packaging are used in the EU every year. Copyright: jchizhe

Sarah Dietsche (Editorial team K-Mag)

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