The EU is reviewing the packaging and packaging waste rules with the aim of:  

  • better enabling packaging prevention
  • improving packaging design for reuse and recycling
  • reducing “excessive” packaging and packaging waste
  • increasing of recycling targets
  • creation of binding reuse targets
  • establishment of recycled plastic content targets for plastic packaging
  • limiting packaging size as well as the amount of “empty space” in boxes shipped around Europe by online retailers.

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