Sustainability drops: News from EXPRA members
Within the prevention measures of CONAI to reduce the environmental impact of packaging, CONAI is evaluating the methodology to define the contribution levels on the basis of three base criteria:
- and destination circuit in a LCA approach .
A route already taken with modulate fees for reusable packaging.
More information here
The initiative aims to explain to the obliged industry how to comply with the legal requirements in Spain and the available tools and services that Ecoembes offers
These services are offered to Ecoembes members at no cost. Ecoembes organised conferences in 10 Spanish cities, six on-line sessions and with the collaboration of sectorial associations (ANEABE, ADELMA and STANPA) will organize three more conferences for their members.
In the initiative took part 593 companies, increasing the attendance by an 18% compared to the previous year. The participating companies rated Ecoembes activity with an average of 8.88 points (from 10 possible), improving their evaluation by 2.5% compared to 2015. Especially successful were the on-line sessions, tripling the 2015 attendance of companies. Respectively on line trainings will be further increase and will play a greater role in coming editions.
OptimEco.ca’s portal offers businesses a range of fact-based information, documentation on packaging optimization and practical tools
These aim to help them implement their ecodesign initiatives:
• Ecodesign strategies
• Self-diagnosis quiz
• Tools and solutions
The optimization team also offers a personalized training and coaching program to support businesses in their efforts to implement an ecodesign approach.
Green Dot Norway and Förpacknings- och Tidningsinnsamlingen (FTI) in Sweden have in cooperation carried out a study to better understand what actually happens to plastic packaging after collection when it is sorted and recycled.
Through analysis of each step in the value chain recommendations regarding design for recycling are given. Clear recommendations are given where it has been possible, and in areas where there is more than one correct solution, options have been given.
The recommendations are based on existing sorting and recycling technologies for Norwegian and Swedish plastic packaging products, and is meant to assist Norwegian and Swedish producers when designing their packaging for recycling. In addition to the report there will be developed a set of guidelines that can be easily communicated.
Draft consultation document on tips and tricks how to improve the recyclability of 5 types of plastic packaging
The Netherlands Institute for Sustainable packaging (KIDV) wants to help designers, developers and buyers of packaging as well as marketers to make choices that make their packaging more recyclable. As a start, the KIDV drafted a document for consultation, concerning tips and tricks to improve the recyclability of 5 types of plastic packaging. It is a living document: in 2017 the KIDV will extend the content of this document with other types of packaging.
The competition recognizes Belgian companies for their efforts to reduce the environmental impact of their packaging
Since 2012 the bi-annual competition recognizes Belgian companies for their efforts to reduce the environmental impact of their packaging These prizes reward companies that make special efforts to reduce the environmental impact of their packaging. The numerous applications submitted for these Awards illustrate how strong companies are interested in the environment. Indeed, innovative designs that also focus on the packaging life cycle are interesting from an ecological as well as an economic point of view. As in previous years, the bi-annual competition recognizes Belgian companies for their efforts to reduce the environmental impact of their packaging. Interested companies could apply until 30 June 2017 via the website www.greenerpackaging.be.
CONAI promotes environmental sustainability with the “CONAI tender for prevention and packaging sustainability”
The initiative is aimed at rewarding the most innovative packaging solutions and ecofriendly placed on the market in 2015-2016 biennium.
The companies that, in the period 2015-2016, have invested in prevention activities aimed at environmental sustainability of their packaging can participate, acting on at least one of the following levers: reuse, saving raw materials, optimization of logistics, facilitation of activities recycling, use of materials from recycling, simplifying the packaging system and optimization of production processes
'LIBERA, nature without littering', a project created by the environmental NGO, SEO / BirdLife, in partnership with Ecoembes
'LIBERA, nature without littering', a project created by the environmental NGO, SEO / BirdLife, in partnership with Ecoembes, the non-profit environmental organization that promotes circular economy through the recycling of packaging Http://www.proyectolibera.org/que-es-libera with the objective of raising awareness and mobilizing citizens to keep the natural spaces free of littering.
To this end, LIBERA proposes an approach to the problem in three dimensions: knowledge, prevention and participation. It is necessary to improve and deepen the knowledge about littering: knowing more about the quantity, typology and origin of the waste will allow the identification of effective solutions for its prevention. In prevention, LIBERA works to avoid the abandonment of rubbish from the sensitization, the reinforcement of the infrastructures in sensitive points and, above all, from the education.
LIBERA also wants to promote the mobilization of citizens, so that, among all, the situation can be changed. This mobilization is channeled through sponsorship projects (50 throughout Spain) http://www.proyectolibera.org/apadrinamientos, to help associations and citizens committed to the cleaning and conservation of natural spaces. In addition to massive collaborative littering collection or other ecosystems collection to get data. Http://www.proyectolibera.org/1m2-playas
Packplay 2 is a student packaging design competition jointly organized by the School of Design at UQAM and Éco Entreprises Québec (EEQ).
Packplay 2 is a student packaging design competition jointly organized by the School of Design at UQAM and Éco Entreprises Québec (EEQ). The objective of this project is to gather the best packaging design projects from design schools around the world for a competition, an exhibition and a book. Specifically, the competition aims to promote research and innovation in packaging eco-design and showcase the work of designers of tomorrow in all packaging design related fields, including graphic design, industrial design, object design, branding etc.. https://fr-ca.facebook.com/Packplay2/
The exhibition will be part of the World Design Summit, which will be held in October in Montréal. To know more about the summit: http://worlddesignsummit.com/
EVERY YEAR EKO-KOM ORGANIZES CONFERENCE FOR ITS CLIENTS
Since the year 2005 we have organized at least 12 big seminars for clients, in Prague as well as in regions a year. During 2 hours on seminars we have explained them legislation and standardization for prevention and minimization in detail and we have shown them the best results from other companies from Czech Republic and abroad. In addition, the clients have the option of individual consultations. Our employees has been part of CEN Working Groups. So, we have been able to provide our clients with the most up-to-date information and knowledges.
EKO-KOM´s financial system is based on the weight of produced packaging. All clients/packaging producers are motivated to minimize your packaging.
Fost Plus has a widespread know-how for designing packaging in a most effective and sustainable way as possible.
Fost Plus has a widespread know-how for designing packaging in a most effective and sustainable way as possible. It is a pleasure for us to share this knowledge with various organizations as for example a big retailer, who contacted Fost Plus this year to obtain concrete advice on the environmental footprint of their packaging. In its strategy towards sustainability, the company drives a full attention to packaging. For all its new products, the company analyses the most relevant and intelligent packaging, and can count on the support from Fost Plus to help them on this matter. Fost Plus has therefore recently organized a workshop with the buyers from the retailer to review the packaging they have brought during an interactive session. We also invite you to visit www.preventpack.be or participate to the Greener Packaging Seminar to get some ideas on the contribution Fost Plus can offer. Some tools like www.pack4recycling.be or www.pack4ecodesign.org can help industries to assess the environmental impact of their packaging
Factsheet Opaque PET bottles and recycling
In France, the use of opaque PET in packaging has increased significantly in recent years. This is a plastic that has been made opaque by the addition of certain pigments.
Opaque PET can disrupt the recycling process. In the Netherlands, the plastic is not being widely used yet, but in France this material is already causing problems in the recycling chain.
This factsheet provides more information on the use of opaque PET, why it disrupts recycling and how France deals with the increased use of opaque PET.
You can find the factsheet here.