The European Organization for Packaging and the Environment – is recognised as “The Voice of the Industry for Packaging and the Environment”, the only pan-European cross-sectoral industry and trade body dedicated exclusively to satisfactorily resolving the environmental challenges facing the packaging value chain in an active and cooperative manner.
As an industry and trade organization, EUROPEN represents the whole packaging value chain without favouring any specific material or system, and is therefore open to any company with an economic interest in packaging and packaged products.
EUROPEN promotes the benefits of packaging and best practices concerning its environmental impact, and supports packaging policies which are environmentally, economically and scientifically sound, as well as socially and politically acceptable. EUROPEN’s objective is also to achieve a fully accessible European market for packaging and packaged products.
The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment low carbon packaging solutions– provides a European platform for beverage carton manufacturers and their paperboard suppliers to benchmark and profile cartons as renewable, recyclable and sustainable packaging solution with low carbon benefits.
A.I.S.E., the international Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products is the official representative body of this industry in Europe. Its membership totals 34 national associations in 39 countries and also 9 direct member companies, covering about 900 companies ranging from small and medium-sized enterprises to large multinationals active both in the consumer goods market and the industrial & institutional (I&I) domains. The industry mission is to benefit society by contributing to the sustainable improvement of the quality and comfort of life through hygiene and cleanliness, in a free, competitive and innovative way.
APEAL – the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging – is a federation of four multi-national producers of steel for packaging in Europe, founded in 1986, representing some 95% of the total European production of steel for packaging.
The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) is a Brussels-based non-profit making organisation regrouping the European pulp and paper industry and championing this industry’s achievements and the benefits of its products. Its collective expertise provides a unique source of information both for and on the industry; coordinating essential exchanges of experience and knowledge among its members, the ability to provide technical assistance to legislators and to identify independent experts on specific issues.
CEFLEX is the collaborative initiative of a European consortium of companies representing the entire value chain of flexible packaging and continues the work of Project REFLEX and Project FIACE.
DG Environment – The EU first introduced measures on the management of packaging waste in the early 1980s. Directive 85/339/EEC covered the packaging of liquid beverage containers intended for human consumption only but it was too vague to bring about the effective harmonisation of national policies. As a consequence, diverging national legislation appeared in several Member States.
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The European Aluminium Association
The European Aluminium Association (EAA) was founded in 1981 and represents the aluminium industry in Europe. It encompasses primary aluminium producers, downstream manufacturers, producers of recycled aluminium and national aluminium associations representing the manufacturers of rolled and extruded products in 18 European countries. Other associations, that are the Organisation of European Aluminium Remelters and Refiners (OEA) and the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) are also members of the EAA.
EPRO is a pan-European partnership of specialist organisations that are able to develop and deliver efficient solutions for the sustainable management of plastics waste, now and for the future.
EPRO members are working to optimise national effectiveness through international co-operation: by studying successful approaches, evaluating different solutions and examining obstacles to progress. By working together EPRO members can achieve synergies that will increase efficient plastics recycling and recovery.
European Bioplastics is an association representing the interests of Europe’s thriving bioplastics’ industry. Is committed to ensuring a continuous development of this important sector by securing the necessary support from European policy-makers and other key third-party stakeholders.
FEVE is the European Federation of glass packaging and glass tableware makers. FEVE is the official voice of the glass container industry at European level. It promotes the common interests of its members throughout Europe and is actively engaged in dialogue with European stakeholders and NGOs.
Metal Packaging Europe
Metal Packaging Europe (MPE), the association bringing together European producers of rigid metal packaging (including food and beverage cans, aerosols, pails, closures) calls on the European Commission and Member States to recognise the metal packaging sector as essential in ensuring the uninterrupted flow of critical goods.
FoodDrinkEurope represents the European food and drink industry, the largest manufacturing sector in the EU in terms of turnover and employment. It aims to promote the industry’s interests to European and international institutions, contributing to a framework addressing, inter alia, food safety and science, nutrition and health, environmental sustainability and competitiveness.
Product Stewardship Institute
The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) safeguards the welfare of people and the planet by working to minimize the health, safety, and environmental impacts that result when consumer products and packaging enter the waste stream.
PlasticsEurope is the only European trade association headquartered in Brussels with representatives across all European Union’s 27 member states. PlasticsEurope has developed close partnerships with sister associations that represent the European plastics manufacturing chain, which includes 50,000 converters and over 1,000 machinery manufacturers as well. PlasticsEurope is the official voice of the European plastics manufacturers.
UNESDA is the European non-alcoholic beverages association. Its members are soft drinks companies who conduct their business in at least five EU Member States and also national associations from across the EU27 and beyond. Our mission is to support the growth, development and understanding of non-alcoholic beverages at a European level.