PPWR makes CHiRA even more important

The multifunctional tool helps to measure recyclability and optimise packaging.

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The European packaging regulation "Packaging & Packaging Waste Regulation", PPWR for short, is available in a trend-setting draft. Among other things, it lists a sales ban from 2030 for sales packaging that has a recyclability of less than 70 percent. Experts do not expect major changes on this point in the editing processes now underway. According to the EU Commission's proposal, the previous directive, which must be transposed into national law once it comes into force, will become a regulation that applies directly throughout the EU - the individual member states would then have hardly any room for manoeuvre.


It is therefore all the more important for the industry concerned, the fillers and packaging manufacturers, to have a reliable instrument with advice at their disposal to be able to analyse, optimise or redesign their packaging accordingly.


For this purpose, Grüner Punkt has developed the IT tool CHiRA in cooperation with the cyclos-HTP Institute (CHI). It enables the user to classify the recyclability of his packaging. Intelligent query menus for individual packaging types make it possible to evaluate packaging of all common materials and to create article number-specific packaging in the packaging archive. The evaluation is carried out for all material types in an international scope for 30 countries (EU, CH, UK, NOR) in national differentiation conforming to the German minimum standard and ISO 14021.


Experts from Grüner Punkt accompany this process, at the end of which there is a differentiated assessment result with a CHIRA report with comments and country-specific statements.


CHiRA is a recognised and established industry standard and is continuously adapted to the latest findings and technical innovations.

Need advice? Talk to the Grüner Punkt experts, even if you would like to acquire a CHiRA licence yourself: