Lightening the Load

The EU Packaging & Packaging Waste Directive is concerned with minimising the creation of packaging waste material and promoting energy recovery, reuse and recycling of packaging. The Directive has single market and environmental goals. It sets the ‘Essential Requirements’ of packaging and heavy metal limits for packaging. It covers all packaging placed on the market within the EU, and all packaging waste – whether disposed of at industrial or commercial sites, or from private homes.