Closing the loop on packaging
As part of the Circular Economy Package (CEP), the EU has set ambitious goals for waste management: by 2030, 55% of plastics packaging waste should be recycled. To reach that target, it's estimated that Denmark needs to triple its current activities. In addition, it needs to put in place an Extended Producer Responsibility scheme for packaging already by 2025. The question is how to get there, and what the optimal system would look like. At a recent conference held by DAKOFA, Waste and Resource Network Denmark, QVARTZ Engagement Partner and sustainability expert Stephanie Hubold explored current circular packaging initiatives and how Extended Producer Responsibility can be designed to accelerate the circular transformation.