Packaging: Better Essential Requirements for Better Recyclability

In the framework of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive, FEAD, the European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services presents its new position paper.
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FEAD is the representative body of the private waste management and resource industry in the European Union. In this capacity, FEAD determines the Commission’s examination of the potential reinforcement of the essential requirements of Annex II of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive to be of utmost importance in the transition to a circular economy.

Successful reinforcement of the requirements found in Annex II of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive should be enacted with the objective of improving design for re-use, promoting high quality recycling, as well as strengthening enforcement in the aforementioned areas.

To this end, FEAD Members have prepared a list of main criteria concerning Annex II of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive to be taken into account in revision of the essential requirements for packaging.

These criteria have been subdivided into distinct sections composed of: (1) Product Design, (2) Market Issues, and (3) Issues with Current Technology.

See FEAD’s new position paper for more details.  

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