Renewable Matter # 21 / May-June

Circular Economy Package: The Packaging Directive

by Roberto Rizzo

Focus The Big Package


Many supply chains in Italy are very close to achieving the waste packaging objectives outlined by the EU. However, in order to reach these goals, the industry working on waste valorisation should continue to improve the quality of materials at their disposal. Giorgio Quagliuolo, head of Conai, offers us his point of view on the new directive. 


Packaging has found its place in the European Circular Economy Package, approved last April by the European Parliament. It involves a revision a revision of Special Directive 1994/62/CE on packaging waste (member States will have two years’ time to implement the new standards). Some of the main news is that, starting from 2025, each country will have to implement Extended...

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