As an expert on packaging law issues from Brussels and Berlin, Georg Schmidt knows his stuff. Whether it is the Packaging Act, the Single-Use Plastics Fund Act or currently the PPWR – he has already informed hundreds of customers of Green Dot on these topics in online and face-to-face seminars.
The PPWR, i.e., the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation, has the reputation of having serious consequences for obligated companies. Consultations are currently underway; the PPWR is scheduled to enter into force in 2024. The draft provides for concrete targets for the avoidance of packaging waste as well as requirements for the recyclability of packaging up to planned sales bans.
In addition, differentiated recyclate use quotas are planned for plastic packaging, including that for foodstuffs, graduated reusable specifications for both sales and transport packaging, and more.
Georg Schmidt classifies, comments on, and evaluates these EU legal requirements in an interview with Logistik Heute (available only in German). However, the article not only prepares obligated companies for upcoming tasks, because Georg Schmidt also elaborates on the overriding effects of the European Packaging Regulation. Read why, in his view, the PPWR holds opportunities for new business models and the emergence of new markets, and why the regulation could have real benefits for a sustainable future.
Photo: Logistik Heute, 9/23