Publications

Most of our publications can be downloaded free of charge or you can ask for a hard copy to be sent to you by post. Publications that carry a charge can be purchased online and downloaded immediately.  All publications are available to EUROPEN members free of charge, upon request.

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  • European and National Legislation on Packaging and the Environment

  • 31 March 2016
  • A country-by-country guide to the legislation on packaging and the environment in the European Union and the 28 Member States. It explains the key laws related to environmental regulation in Europe affecting packaging and packaged goods. An update to the 2012 publication.
  • EUROPEN's Impact Assessment: The European Commission´s Proposed Changes to the Calculation Method for National Packaging Recycling Rates

  • 06 May 2015
  • Following the European Commission’s legislative proposal in July 2014 to review the EU waste legislation, including the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive, EUROPEN commissioned the consultancies cyclos/HTP to assess the impacts of the proposed changes to the methodology for calculating national packaging recycling rates. The executive summary of the study can be downloaded below. The full impact assessment by cyclos/HTP is available for EUROPEN members and to other stakeholders upon request.
  • Economic Instruments in Packaging and Packaging Waste Policy

  • 18 September 2014
  • This booklet presents a comprehensive overview of the existing economic instruments in packaging and packaging waste policies across Europe and provides an assessment on their implications for the packaging supply chain operating in Europe. This publication feeds into the ongoing and future EU policy-making discussions on EU waste legislation and in particular related to the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive. Should you wish to purchase this item it is available electronically for €20 (pdf file), or in printed form for €25. Sample pages are available for download below.
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  • Packaging & Packaging Waste Statistics 1998-2011

  • 18 February 2014
  • New EUROPEN’s in-depth analysis of official EU data on the evolution of packaging waste rates demonstrates the packaging supply chain’s continued commitment towards Europe’s resource efficiency objectives. This is reflected by the yearly increases in packaging recycling rates and decreasing packaging waste going to landfill. This report aims to inform EUROPEN members and stakeholders amid the current review by the European Commission of the EU targets in the Packaging & Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD). This 56 pages document can be downloaded below.
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  • Packaging Legislation Status Reports

  • 28 June 2013
  • Sample contents pages on the Packaging Legislation Status reports can be downloaded below. Access to these regularly updated Status Reports is reserved for EUROPEN members only.
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  • EUROPEN Guidelines how to communicate LCA environmental information, B2B, through the packaging supply chain

  • 15 October 2012
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  • Green Paper on Packaging and Sustainability

  • 03 November 2011
  • EUROPEN has published a Green Paper resulting from a broad stakeholder consultation on the topic of Packaging and Sustainability. The paper concludes that packaging should be seen as part of the solution in achieving a resource efficient society.

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