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• The seven over-arching programs the EU is using to guide its climate-based legal frameworks
• How climate regulations in the rest of the world are centred around plastic bans, with minimal use of taxation and financial incentives as a lever to encourage sustainable packaging.
Plastic pollution and climate change are reshaping packaging legislation up to 2025 in all regions of the world. Package design, materials choices and waste management infrastructure are adjusting to this emerging legislative framework. The report reviews climate-based packaging legislative changes globally to 2030, and highlights implications on development trends within the packaging industry.
Since 2015, a broad consensus has developed regarding environmental problems of packaging waste, and especially pollution from plastic packaging. The worldwide extent of plastic marine litter has been highly publicised. Examples of mismanaged waste in developing countries, often exacerbated by imported waste from more developed countries, has highlighted the need for action. The emerging climate crisis has created a compelling need for a global solution to both CO2 generation and pollution.
What will you discover?
• The key characteristics of the EU’s future legislative framework
• The regulations being introduced by the world’s ten largest contributors to marine litter
• The impact of EPR on future packaging design.
Who should buy the report?
• Packaging converters
• Packaging manufacturers
• Raw material suppliers
• Feedstock material suppliers.
The Smithers methodology
This report is based on extensive primary and secondary research. Primary research consisted of interviews with packaging material suppliers, converters and experts drawn from key markets. This was supported by secondary research in the form of extensive literature analysis of published data, official government statistics, domestic and international trade organisation data, company websites, industry reports, trade press articles, presentations, and attendance at trade events.
About the author
Dr Neil Rogers is an award-winning package development consultant. He spent 25 years with the Procter & Gamble Company as their global expert in flexible packaging, sustainability, bottle packing & labelling, open innovation and supplier management. He was elected to the board of the CEFLEX Consortium and has also worked for Yara International. He also has extensive experience in R&D, procurement and packaging.