How to measure the environmental footprint of your packaging



Environmental degradation and climate change represent an existential threat to Europe and the rest of the world. The European Green Deal is presented as a tool to overcome these challenges with the intention of transforming the EU into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy.

Xavier Esteve and Antonio Dobón - ITENE


Thus, its main objective is to achieve a clean economy in Europe, with zero emissions (by 2050), and to protect our natural habitat in order to improve the well-being of people and businesses. This will entail the adoption of certain actions in all sectors of our economy, such as energy, industry, mobility.


Among all the actions proposed in this plan, it is worth highlighting some examples that are key for the packaging industry. With the intention of mobilizing the industry for a circular and clean economy, the Commission will develop requirements to ensure that all packaging placed on the European market is reusable or recyclable in an economically viable way by 2030. A specific regulatory framework for biodegradable and bio-based plastics will also be developed, as well as new legislation to address measures against over-packaging and waste generation.... READ MORE AT

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