Packaging recycling

Even complex-to-recycle packaging such as crisp packets will need to be recyclable or replaced by greener options before the end of the decade, according to the European Commission. [Dogymho / Flickr]

The European Commission has set an objective for all packaging placed on the EU market to be “reusable or recyclable in an economically viable way by 2030”. In this special report, EURACTIV looks at the implications for so-called “flexible packaging” such as crisp packets, which are considered hard to recycle.


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