EU Reuse Targets for Transport Packaging Threaten to Drastically Increase Plastic Consumption, Undermine The Circular Economy, and Impede Decarbonisation Efforts

The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) has profound concerns about proposed amendments to the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) that could potentially lead to a staggering 12 million-tonne surge in plastic consumption at the expense of the circular economy and decarbonisation initiatives.

Legislating on packaging and waste, the EU Parliament still needs to take into account what has already been achieved in the paper and board sector

Voting on the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation, the EU Parliament’s ENVI Committee endorsed definitions of ‘recyclability’ and ‘high quality of recycling’ that still needs to take into account both scientific evidence and the practical experience of a well-functioning recycling system for paper and board.

VPK Group and Zetacarton join forces

VPK Group has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Zetacarton, an Italian corrugated cardboard company based nearby Como. With this new step, VPK Group is setting foot in Italy for the first time.

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