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Joint industry statement calling for science-based reuse policies in transport packaging sector

Policy papers 08 Feb 2024

Today, APPLiA co-signed a joint statement along with other 17 associations urging policymakers to deliver realistic solutions to the packaging waste crisis.

The characteristics and performance of protective transport packaging formats cannot be guaranteed through reuse. Packaging for fragile or heavy items, such as large home appliances, is designed to offer specific shock-absorbing protection safeguarding the product integrity. These packaging formats are also easily collected and highly recyclable and can be manufactured with significant percentages of recycled plastics, thereby having a positive impact on increasing recycling rates.

Very limited reuse alternatives are available in Europe which have not demonstrated the same performances of these packaging solutions neither in terms of efficiency and safety nor from a life cycle perspective. 

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