The European Commission has launched a new consultation on packaging and packaging waste. The consultation addresses businesses and consumers alike and aims to identify measures to improve the recycling of packaging waste and reduce its overall volume.
The results of the consultation will feed into the planned revision of the European Union’s Packaging Directive.
The Commission wants all packaging to be designed in such a way that it is reusable or recyclable in an economically viable manner by 2030.
This is to be achieved by revising the essential requirements for packaging and reducing the complexity of the material combinations used. In order to prevent packaging waste, the Commission also plans to take measures against unnecessary over-packaging.
Stakeholders have until 6 January 2021 to participate in the consultation by completing the online questionnaire.