This webinar from April 2020 by CEFLEX and EXPRA – Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance outlines some key issues again before an important phase over coming months; aiming to establish clear guiding principals and “criteria for circularity”.
Some thoughts at the beginning of this process include:
- Consumer flexible packaging makes up a minor but significant percentage (~25%) of the overall plastic packaging stream and there is great potential to advance the collection, sorting and recycling of this fraction through EPR
- It could be essential to ensuring the increased collection and recycling of flexibles required to meet EU recycling targets in 2025 and 2030/li>
- A consistent and convergent approach across Europe could offer significant benefits to all stakeholders: consumers, recyclers, converters, brand owners and producer responsibility organisations (PROs) – while also helping to reduce costs/li>
Be sure to consult this webinar presentation to clarify EPR background and its key elements: