European Union

The EU’s response to the climate crisis: a comprehensive overview

In December 2019, European Union (EU) leaders, convening at the European Council, solidified their commitment to achieving climate neutrality by…

European water and soft drink industries call for priority access to recyclates in PPWR

As MEPs prepare to vote on the proposed EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR), industry bodies UNESDA Soft Drinks…

UNESDA reacts to European Parliament vote on PPWR

The European soft drinks sector, represented by UNESDA, has expressed its “deep concerns” with the outcome of the vote by…

Inside the world’s biggest glass tableware manufacturing site

In the form of cups, plates, bowls and many other product types, glass tableware is an essential part of daily…

New study presents roadmap for circular PET packaging in Europe

A new study published by system change company Systemiq presents a roadmap for achieving a high-circularity, low-emissions system for polyethene…

Aluminium Deutschland pushes back on EU packaging regulation

German-based packaging company Aluminium Deutschland (AD) has identified gaps in the EU’s Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR). The regulation…

EU packaging regulation proposals need ‘more flexibility’

In a recent policy debate on the proposed revision of EU legislation on packaging and packaging waste, Environment ministers from…

Installed capacity for plastics recycling in Europe reached 11.3 million tonnes in 2021

Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE), which represents the voice of European plastics recyclers, has mapped installed plastics recycling capabilities, finding significant…

European tube suppliers benefit from nearsourcing as tube market grew 2% in 2022

The European tube market remained robust in 2022, with deliveries of tubes increasing by 2% and the European Tube Manufacturers…

Irish wine health warning labels likely to impact European alcohol sales

The Government of Ireland’s proposal to introduce a mandatory health warning label on wine bottles has faced stiff opposition from…