Kalle Gillgren, chief legal officer at PulPac, discusses the need for greater patents and licensing for packaging technologies, which he says are “criminally underused tools” for increasing the development of more environmentally sustainable solutions.
Matti Rantanen, director general of the European Paper Packaging Alliance (EPPA), weighs in on the EU’s Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) and why he believes ideology and political preference are threatening efforts to tackle climate change, leading to potentially “self-defeating” policies.
Robbie Staniforth, innovation and policy director at producer compliance scheme Ecosurety, gives his take on the reasons for the UK government’s recent decision to delay extended producer responsibility (EPR) reforms and what the main focus for the packaging industry should be in the coming months.
In the final installment of Paul Foulkes-Arellano’s Insider View series, the circularity educator at Circuthon Consulting examines the abundance of bio-based feedstocks and their potential for reducing fossil fuel-based materials. He also discusses the need for serious, global legislative changes to help...
In the second of circularity consultant Paul Foulkes-Arellano’s Insider Views on the biomaterials market for packaging, he looks at how the industry will grow through acquisitions, investment in manufacturing, and big-ticket mergers and alliances. He also looks at why a reluctance to invest competitively is...
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