In this special episode of the Beyond the Byline podcast, we take a look at the EU’s packaging regulation – the issues it seeks to address, and whether it has any chances of succeeding where its predecessors failed.
The European Commission tabled its packaging and packaging regulation in November last year in a bid to cut waste, promote recycling, and reduce consumption of primary raw materials.
As the draft regulation now reaches the European Parliament and EU member states for scrutiny, we look at the main aspects of the proposal with our guests:
- Nils Torvalds, a Finnish MEP from the liberal Renew Europe group in the European Parliament
- Jean-Pierre Schweitzer, a green campaigner with the European Environmental Bureau (EEB)
- and Annick Carpentier, from the Alliance of Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE)