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Navigating the PPWR

The Packaging & Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) is a groundbreaking EU regulation aiming to enhance sustainability in the packaging industry. Set to be fully implemented by 2027, the PPWR mandates that all packaging made from PET, HDPE, and PP must contain at least 10% Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) content. This change significantly impacts the food, beverage, home care, personal care, and vitamins, minerals, supplements (VMS) sectors, while the Pharma and OTC markets are exempt.

 

Why the PPWR Matters

The PPWR represents a significant step towards reducing plastic waste and promoting the use of recycled materials. For companies exporting products to the EU, compliance is not just a legal requirement but also a critical move towards sustainability.

Challenges and Solutions

One of the main challenges posed by the PPWR is sourcing food-approved HDPE and PP PCR. Currently, only a few major suppliers can produce these materials in sufficient quantities. This scarcity is likely to drive a shift towards PET, which has more readily available food-grade PCR options.

Transitioning to PET

For businesses currently using HDPE Round Packers for VMS, transitioning to PetPackers is a practical solution to meet PPWR requirements. PET not only complies with the regulation but also offers excellent barrier properties and recyclability, making it an ideal choice for sustainable packaging.

BlueSky’s Role in Your Transition

At BlueSky, we understand the complexities of transitioning to new packaging materials. Our team is equipped to support you through every step of the process, ensuring a smooth transition to PetPackers.

Get in Touch

Ensure your packaging is ready for the future. Contact BlueSky today to learn more about our sustainable packaging solutions and how we can help you comply with the PPWR regulations.

Together, let’s make a positive impact on the environment while enhancing your brand’s presence in the market.

 

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