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Key talking points from the proposed EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation
by Aaron Sarah at 16:23 in Circular Economy, Emerging, Packaging under Environmental

​After much speculation and anticipation, the EU has released its proposed Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation, a revision to the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD). One of the key changes within the proposal is a change in legal standing, turning it into a 'Regulation' and not a 'Directive'. This means that if implemented, the new regula...

Key talking points from the proposed EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation

Chemical recycling - what actually is it?
by Annis Mapleston at 09:23 in Circular Economy, Packaging, Origin under Environmental

Chemical recycling - what actually is it?

​With increasing numbers of countries starting to mandate the use of recycled material in plastic packaging (see our previous blog for more details), where will we get enough recycled plastic from?Mechanical: using heat and shear to convert waste material into recycled material of the same type;Physical (or dissolution): using solvents or other chemicals ...

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