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.