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Antitrust, Competition and Trade

Packaging and Packaging Waste – at the Dawn of a New Era in Regulation

Packaging and packaging waste has been regulated by the European Union (“EU”) since 1994. As consumers, we all know that most goods are sold in packaging, and that there may be various packaging at the several stages of the product’s life.  Packaging comes in a diversity of material (glass, paper, cardboard, metal, plastics, wood, corks, textile, ceramics or porcelain…) and items (cans, tubes, boxes, films and bags).  In 2018, when the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (94/62/EC) (PPWD) was last amended, the packaging industry in the EU had a turnover of EUR 355 billion. Notwithstanding the Packaging and Packaging Waste…
Annalies Muscat
18th January 2024