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Relaunching European Competitiveness- A Joint European Industry Manifesto

A coalition of 85 European and national industry associations has banded together to address the imminent risk of de-industrialization across our continent by revitalizing Europe’s competitiveness.

As the EU embarks on a new policy cycle amid significant global disruptions caused by technology and geopolitics, there is mounting pressure on an already strained economic landscape. It is imperative that we commence the development of a strategic blueprint to fully harness the potential of the Single Market and cultivate a regulatory framework that fosters the ongoing global competitiveness of EU industries.

PRESS RELEASE: The Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance (EXPRA) is expanding its networking in North America

We’re delighted to share some fantastic news: Circular Materials, based in Ontario, Canada, is now officially a part of our Alliance, marking our 33rd member. As the second Canadian organization to join EXPRA, Circular Materials is a not-for-profit producer responsibility organization (PRO) dedicated to aiding producers in meeting their EPR regulatory obligations for collecting and managing packaging, paper, and packaging-like products in Ontario and New Brunswick.

Producer responsibility… without producers?

A leading voice in EPR development in Europe and beyond, is Joachim Quoden, Managing Director of EXPRA – the Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance. The alliance brings together 32 packaging and packaging waste recovery and recycling organizations from 30 countries, including 19 EU member states and has been working to raise awareness among decision-makers about the consequences of PROs without a producer mandate in EU legislation: 

PRESS RELEASE: Joint industry statement on references to “state-run producer responsibility organizations” in the PPWR

As technical trialogues concerning Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation progress, more than 20 organizations within the packaging value chain are urging EU legislators to remove references to 'State-owned Producer Responsibility Organisations' from the current...