Infographic: The EU’s Proposed Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation

A new regulation on packaging is coming to the European Union. In November 2022, the EU Commission presented a proposal for a Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR), which sets requirements for packaging production and packaging waste management. The goal of the regulation is to increase circularity and sustainability in packaging, and to better manage its waste.

The proposal is still being discussed and voted on, and changes to the requirements are expected. A final version is set to be published around spring 2024. This regulation is anticipated to have a large impact on the way packaging is produced, used, and disposed of, and it is our view that companies that produce packaging or use packaging in their products should start planning for it.

The key requirements and related targets are outlined in the infographic, below. For a more detailed discussion of the PPWR, read Rabobank’s report Unboxing the EU’s Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation Proposal.

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