European Commission Publishes Proposal for Revised Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation
The European Commission (EC) published a Proposal for a Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste (the Proposed Regulation) to tackle the growing amount of packaging waste, the low levels of recyclability, and the re-use and uptake of recycled content. The Proposed Regulation will apply to all companies involved in the packaging life cycle that place packaging and packaging waste in the EU internal market regardless of whether these companies are based in the EU. If adopted, the Proposed Regulation will require companies to make significant amendments to their current and future product packaging, with resulting cost impacts. We set out the key requirements and takeaways from the Proposed Regulation in our Advisory, and will continue monitoring and reporting on new developments as the legislative process evolves.
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