The PPWR proposal does not follow science, falls short on climate
(Brussels, 30 November 2022) — The European Paper Packaging Alliance (EPPA) is concerned about the proposal that the Commission put on the table today because it is not supported by scientific evidence and it is not focused on solutions that achieve the best environmental outcome. On the contrary, the proposal goes against the CO2 reduction target set by the Commission within the EU Green Deal and accelerates water stress and resource depletion.
Reusable containers for takeaway and delivery meals are less sustainable – new study
(Brussels, 17 November 2022) — Analysis of a new study by EPPA challenges the notion that reusable packaging is always a more sustainable solution than recyclable, single-use, paper-based packaging.
Commission must change course on reusable packaging demands – EPPA
(Brussels, 17 November 2022) — As the EU prepares to set strict new targets on packaging waste, a mounting body of evidence shows that proposed targets on reusables are unscientific, unsustainable and unnecessary.
Renewable packaging for a fossil-free Europe: Paper Packaging Day
Last week, Fibre Packaging Europe - our umbrella alliance - organised a discussion with key stakeholders about the revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) and the crucial role the paper packaging industry has to play in supporting the European Commission to reach its goal of a climate-neutrality by 2050.
PRESS RELEASE: New study shows that making reusable containers for takeaway obligatory will undermine the EU’s environmental goals
Obligatory reusable packaging in takeaway services would be more burdensome for the environment than continuing to use single-use paper-based packaging. This is the conclusion of a new meta-study assessment, commissioned by the European Paper Packaging Alliance and carried out by renowned engineering consultancy, Ramboll.
Commission takes more time to listen to the science on PPWD revision
The importance of implementing evidence-based and practical rules to reduce packaging waste and achieve the EU’s climate ambitions was examined closely in a panel discussion organised by EPPA in partnership with Euractiv yesterday.
PRESS RELEASE: The revision of the EU’s packaging and packaging waste rules: putting life cycle thinking at the heart of the circular economy
The European Paper Packaging Alliance (EPPA) today hosts a panel discussion on the upcoming revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) and the role of sustainable paper packaging solutions in the EU’s circular economy agenda.
Why putting the product life cycle at the heart of the circular economy is important for reaching the EU's climate neutral ambitions
The European Green Deal aims to make Europe the first climate neutral continent in the world by 2050. It is a huge opportunity and challenge, which will impact on all industries and all sectors of the food supply chain, including the paper packaging industry.