European Commission submitted its proposal* for a «Regulation of European Parliament and Council on Packaging and Packaging Waste» on November 30, 2022 focusing on three main purposes: the reduction of packaging waste, the promotion of a cost-effective circular economy for packaging, and the fostering of recycled material in packaging. In addition, the Regulation urges high-quality recycling by targeting all packaging to be recyclable by 2030.
Fedrigoni Special Papers has already been producing specialty paper collections with recycled content or made to be recycleable. By 2030, the goal is to have all of its specialty paper collections with a third-party verified recyclability level according to the Aticelca 501/19 method. This will ensure that only papers with a third party verification of recyclability are supplied to the market.
Aticelca 501/2019 method and its recyclability levels are addressed in this Bit on Sustainability.
* The regulation draft is in line with the Green Deal for Europe, the Action Plan for the Circular Economy, and is consistent with the 2008/98 Ce Waste Directive, the 2019/904/EU Single-Use Plastics Reduction Directive, and the 1907/2006/EC Regulation on Registration and Authorization of Chemical Substances (Reach).
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