Perfektüp has been active in its industry as a manufacturer of aluminum packaging for over 65 years. Decades of experience mean that the topic of sustainability does not pass us without leaving a mark: On the opposite.Read more
Bell Packaging Group, one of the important players in the
world packaging industry with Perfektüp, Interkap, Tulipack
and Senepa Stampa, has signed the New Plastic Economy Global
Commitment program run by Ellen Macarthur Foundation.
Regarding to the program, including more than 350 global and leading-producers in different sectors, Bell Holding has made significant environmental commitment by joining the foundation.
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The CEAP is a core part of the Green Deal for the packaging sector. It follows on from the CEP, which has already been launched and addresses the following core themes:Circular design for all products A sustainable products policy: waste hierarchy, restriction of disposables, right to repair / longevity, reuse instead of single use where possible Ban on green claims / green washing Extended product responsibility (EPR): essential part of the EU waste management system Mandatory minimum requirements (ER) to ban harmful or non-recyclable products from the EU market All packaging must be reusable or recyclable by 2030
Conclusion: The EU is pushing the issue of sustainability with an ambitious timetable. Packaging manufacturers should set a similar pace with regard to the recyclability of the materials they use. In concrete terms, this could mean use of recyclable materials (PP, PE, PET) and the abandonment of PS as well as a monolayer structure and recycling-friendly barriers (SioX and Alox).Read more
The EU-wide tax on non-recycled plastic packaging is
implemented in all countries as of January 1, 2021. The Tariff
proposed by EU: €0.80 per kilo of non-recycled plastic. The
plastic tax will be based on “non-recycled plastic packaging
waste,” which is the difference between the waste fractions
generated and recycled in a year. Plastic packaging waste is
considered “non-recycled” whenever it is not suitable for
further processing of products, materials or substances.
All Revenues from the new sources introduced after 2021 are to be used for the early repayment of loans to be taken out for Corona aid.
Conclusion: The introduction of a European plastic tax is an additional means of exerting pressure to make plastic packaging, including laminate and plastic tubes, recyclable and to curb plastic consumption in general. It can be assumed that the states will recoup the money via the companies, which in turn will recoup it via the consumers. The consequences most probably will be: rising prices for products in plastic packaging and a possible drop in demand.