Food packaging recycling logos in Europe

In the absence of harmonised rules for recycling information on product packaging, several European countries are developing their own logos and stipulations. This presents new challenges for food and beverage companies which operate in multiple markets. In this white paper we highlight some recycling logo conflicts and discrepancies that food and beverage companies need to be aware of.

The recycling of food packaging waste is a priority for sustainability strategies in Europe. However, for recycling to be effective, consumers need to understand how to dispose of packaging correctly. At present, there are no harmonised regulations for on-pack information about recycling and recyclability in the EU and UK. Instead, some individual markets have introduced national legislation, resulting in complexity for food business operators (FBOs) trading across Europe. Read more in the full white paper below.


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