White Paper:

European Packaging Waste Directive - a White Paper by Emergo Group

In the early 1990s, Europeans—and especially Germans—realized they had an impending garbage problem. Landfill capacity was shrinking, but amounts of packaging and other waste materials generated by industries and consumers kept growing.

At that time, packaging accounted for 25 to 30% of European landfill waste, and industry was doing little to address the issue. Faced with an impending crisis, Germany passed legislation to curb amounts of packaging waste being generated.

Other European governments soon followed Germany’s lead, and in 1994 the European Union adopted the European Packaging Directive (94/62/EEC) on Packaging and Packaging Waste.

In this white paper you will learn:

  • Compliance Options for manufacturers: is it better to participate with a program such as Green Dot, or build your own recovery program?
  • How fees are calculated
  • How the Packaging and Packaging waste Directive applies to medical devices and in vitro diagnostics