In light of the publication of the Circular Economy Action Plan by the European Union (EU), EXPRA, the European umbrella organisation representing non-profit packaging and packaging waste recovery and recycling systems owned by the obliged industry, recognises the need to focus on packaging design, collection and sorting infrastructure to minimise the environmental impact of both the product and its package.
This project was developed by EXPRA’s Sustainability and Packaging Working Group in response to the many requests from the obliged industry for information and support in facing the challenges regarding packaging recyclability. The project’s three main objectives are: raising awareness of recyclability and relevant guidelines, informing of cutting-edge and innovative packaging trends, and strengthening the links between packaging producers and recyclers. Considering the packaging (prevalent) material, and based on an interactive online questionnaire, this toolkit allows users to find out how recyclable their packaging is. In so doing, it facilitates access to best practices and guidelines, across Europe, on packaging design, labelling, collection systems and sorting. It also includes an overview of Research and Development (R&D) initiatives currently under development.
You can find the link here: https://www.expra.eu/en/Sustainability/ecodesign-activities#685