Based on the alarming global situation and with the raise in environmental concern, the EU commission has set the European Plastic Strategy which is aimed at tackling the plastic waste issues and fixes ambitious objectives for both industry and brands. From increasing percentage of recyclable material to be used in packaging (50% by 2025 and 55% by 2030) to the ban on oxo-degradable plastic, the rules relating to the use of plastic packaging are numerous, complex and can vary from country to country. The EU is also considering to consider the use of financial incentives to encourage brands to use sustainable packaging whilst extra charges could be incurred by those brands using poorly recyclable solutions (like the CITEO system in France)
The influx of information can become confusing and that’s why, at Pont, we are committed to bringing full support and assistance to our customers in this area. From the complete existing packaging assessment to the design of the most suitable and sustainable solution, we will help you to respect the new rules and to avoid unnecessary penalties on non-sustainable packaging.