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SVI 1. May 2024 0 Comments

Few topics are currently occupying the industry as much as the planned Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR). On April 24, 2024, the Parliament met in Brussels and adopted the PPWR by 476 votes to 129 with 24 abstentions.

The provisional agreement with the Council not only includes Packaging reduction targets (5 percent by 2030, 10 percent by 2035 and 15 percent by 2040), it also obliges EU member states to reduce plastic packaging waste. To reduce the amount of unnecessary packaging, the maximum proportion of empty space for outer packaging, transport packaging and packaging for e-commerce will be 50 percent in future. Manufacturers and importers must also lighter packaging with less volume .

To the report from packaging journal