RREUSE’s reaction to the Revised Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation

by | Dec 8, 2022 | Publications

On November 30, the Commission released its proposal for a new Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation as part of its second Circular Economy Package, aiming to reduce the environmental impact of packaging by removing its usage where unnecessary while also making packaging more reusable and recyclable.

The proposal includes a headline waste prevention target requiring Member States to reduce the packaging waste generated per capita by 15 % by 2040. A ban on certain packaging formats, such as single-use packaging for fruits and vegetables, is also foreseen from the entry into force of the regulation in 2025.