Building a circular economy in the packaging industry: progress and challenges in 2023

The European Commission is pursuing ambitious goals with its proposal for a binding EU packaging law. Image: Unsplash/Christian Lue

Among other things, the EU Commission’s proposal envisages reducing packaging waste by banning unnecessary packaging and promoting reusable solutions. Image: Mülltrennung Wirkt (“Waste Separation Works”) initiative/Holger Martens

Greiner is developing sustainable solutions such as the Re-Use Coffee Cup, the self-separating K3 r100 and the lightweight IML Bucket. Image: Greiner Packaging

The new full-barrier packaging material for aseptic carton packaging does not require an aluminium layer. Image: SIG

Correctly directing the various materials in the sorting system is key to obtaining high-quality recycled material. Image: Veolia

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