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Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR)

Introduction

Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste (PPWD) aims to harmonise national measures, protect the environment, and ensure a good functioning of the internal market. It requires Member States to ensure that packaging placed on the EU market meets a number of Essential Requirements related to the manufacturing and labelling of packaging, and its reusable and recoverable nature (through material recycling, energy recovery or composting).

Packaging is a significant economic activity: Packaging manufacturing generated in the EU a turnover of EUR 355 billion in 2018 and the operators in its waste management EUR 15 billion. It also leads to significant environmental impacts, from over-exploitation of resources to pollution of ecosystems, and Green House Gas emissions equivalent to the total annual emissions of Hungary.
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  • johnte ndeto

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    am hoping for the best on this

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    • Elizabeth Gathigia

      43 w

      They are great rules that help reduce plastics

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      • Joyce Waturu

        43 w

        This is a good step in the right direction.

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        • Ajema Lydiah

          43 w

          a great idea if implemented there will be no pollution

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          • zelda ninga

            43 w

            This rules will help in reduction of plastics that are harmful to our planet.

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            • Kevin

              43 w

              WE are hoping for action on these rules

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              • Munene Mugambi

                43 w

                Reduction of packaging waste here we come

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                • Princess

                  43 w

                  Let's hope EU wide rules on packaging will tackle this constant growing source of waste and of consumer frustration.

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                  • Peter Kamau

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                    Just trusting that those rules will be effective

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