policy & regulation

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08 Dec 2022
--- As the 6th World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda, concludes, PackagingInsights presents the event outtakes, including the host government’s 14-year US$211.3 million circular economy action plan for... Read More
08 Dec 2022
--- SIG announces a US$10 million investment in recycling technology that will enable polymers and aluminum from used aseptic carton packs to be recovered and sold separately for the “first” time on an industrial... Read More
07 Dec 2022
--- Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) has written an open letter to the European Commission (EC) following its recent energy manifesto, with a ten-point plan that the organization says would secure economic prosperity, energy sufficiency,... Read More
06 Dec 2022
--- The conclusion of the first intergovernmental committee meeting (INC-1) by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) to negotiate the terms of an internationally legally binding plastics pollution treaty has brought... Read More
05 Dec 2022
--- Following the pause of REDcycle’s soft plastic collection program due to insufficient and dangerous recycling conditions, Coles, Woolworths and Aldi have drafted an urgent application to form the interim organization... Read More
05 Dec 2022
--- The Republic of Ireland’s minister for Communications and Circular Economy, Ossian Smyth, has launched a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS). The DRS aims to boost the recycling rate for drink containers by charging a small,... Read More
02 Dec 2022
--- Plastic credit is not a solution to addressing the plastic problem, major FMCGs have warned. At the recently held Sea of Solutions (SoS) 2022 virtual event convened by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Unilever and... Read More
01 Dec 2022
--- The International Alliance of Waste Pickers (IAWP), which promotes the importance and role of up 56 million people working informally to collect plastic packaging trash across the globe, has been officially recognized at the... Read More
01 Dec 2022
--- The European Commission (EC) released its Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) yesterday after multiple leaked drafts. The directive has watered down its intended reuse targets after an outcry from the packaging... Read More
30 Nov 2022
--- Increased rates of counterfeit medicine are inspiring pharmaceutical packagers to advance anti-counterfeit solutions while remaining focused on satisfying environmental sustainability demands and changing legislation. The... Read More
29 Nov 2022
--- European Bioplastics (EUBP) is joining the rally against the European Commission’s (EC) planned revisions of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) – expected this week – saying the... Read More
29 Nov 2022
--- Zero Waste Europe’s (ZWE) “New Energy For Europe” manifesto calls on the need for building a new European project based on well-being, sufficiency and resilience to redirect the EU to meet its environmental... Read More
29 Nov 2022
--- World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has released a white paper to “open the debate on harmonization of plastic-related metrics.” It has been published in relation to the ongoing UN... Read More
28 Nov 2022
--- A report from Defra reveals the amount of packaging waste recycled has barely shifted since 2012 in the UK, only increasing from 61% to 63% over the past ten years.However, recycling for most material categories has risen... Read More
28 Nov 2022
--- With the UN’s global plastic treaty negotiations underway in Uruguay, civil society groups, Indigenous Peoples and other stakeholders are criticizing the presence of major plastics producers present at an official... Read More
24 Nov 2022
--- A group of leading business representatives and consumer and environmental organizations are calling on the European Commission (EC) not to bow to a recent tide of industry lobbying pressure against planned revisions to the... Read More
24 Nov 2022
--- The Taiwan Plastics Industry Association (TPIA) is promoting digital transformation in the plastics industry to propel the country to zero emissions. Taiwan has a rich history of waste reduction regulations and innovations,... Read More
23 Nov 2022
--- Black Friday is set to begin this year’s winter shopping season and kick off another boom in e-commerce delivery worldwide. Discount pricing on the day brings a surge in online spending from which the packaging... Read More
22 Nov 2022
--- The Spanish packaging and waste industries are battling to improve circularity while keeping the country’s sectors competitive within Europe. New laws set to penalize single-use plastics through prohibition, taxes and... Read More
21 Nov 2022
--- The European Paper Packaging Alliance (EPPA) is issuing another plea for the European Commission (EC) to revise its hardline position on reuse targets in its upcoming revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive... Read More
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