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South Korea measures to reduce packaging waste
by Rachel Langhill at 18:16 in Emerging, Packaging under Environmental

South Korea's amendment decree of the Rules on the Packaging Materials and Packaging Methods will come into force by 1st July 2020, affecting producers and importers of small electronics and re-packaged products. The amendment comes after consultations in January 2019 regarding 'Measures Against Overpackaging', which are part of the implementation plan ...

South Korea measures to reduce packaging waste

UK Plastics Pact and other reporting deadlines coming soon
by Rachel Langhill at 21:10 in Packaging under Environmental

UK Plastics Pact and other reporting deadlines coming soon

The UK Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), which leads the UK Plastics Pact, is collecting data by 26th June 2020 in order to track progress towards the Pact's established 2025 targets. Target 1: Eliminate problematic or unnecessary single-use packaging items.Target 2: All plastic packaging is reusable, recyclable or compostable.Target 3: 70% ...

Updates to Repak reporting guidelines
by Rachel Langhill at 20:12 in Environmental, Packaging under Environmental

​On 26th May 2020, Repak, Ireland's packaging EPR regime, issued some updates to its 2020 reporting guidelines for its members. Key changes are as follows: Plastic Reporting CategoriesBeginning for Half 1 2020 data, plastic reporting categories will be divided into the following sections and subsections:PlasticRecycled rigid plasticRecycled flexible plast...

Updates to Repak reporting guidelines

Australia progressing towards 2025 National Packaging Targets
by Rachel Langhill at 19:58 in Environmental, Packaging under Environmental

Australia progressing towards 2025 National Packaging Targets

In 2018, Australia announced four new National Packaging Targets to be reached by 2025:100% reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging;70% of plastic packaging effectively recycled or composted;50% average recycled content in packaging; andPhase out problematic and unnecessary single-use plastic packaging.​The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation...

World Petrochemical Conference 2020: What you missed
by Rachel Langhill at 20:37 in Circular Economy, Environmental, Packaging under Environmental

​Lorax EPI's US Managing Director Victor Bell was scheduled to present at the 35th Annual World Petrochemical Conference last month in New Orleans. While the in-person event has been postponed until next year, Bell has recorded his presentation, Introduction to Policy and Infrastructure, and it is now available for distribution.Here is a look at some of t...

World Petrochemical Conference 2020: What you missed

Global updates to packaging sorting instructions
by Rachel Langhill at 18:07 in Packaging under Environmental

Global updates to packaging sorting instructions

​Since the beginning of 2020, there has been a trend around the world to update labelling schemes for packaging sorting instructions. These updated schemes simplify and harmonise countrywide sorting instructions, emphasise the importance of consumer education regarding recycling and highlight the need for a clean recycling stream.​​Some examples of update...

Single-use plastics for social distancing
by Rachel Langhill at 15:00 in Environmental under Environmental

​With the rapid spread of COVID-19 comes a surge of uncertainty, a shift in legislative focus and a wave of temporary policies to maintain public health and minimise exposure to the virus.​​The general public is being directed to wash our hands more, avoid touching our faces and cough into elbows. People around the world are stockpiling plastic-wrapped to...

Single-use plastics for social distancing

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