This month’s calendar has been a full one, with the celebration of World Flour Day and Meals Waste Motion Week – learn extra about
these subjects on pages 8 and web page 14. Off the again of the latest price range speech, we even have some insights and opinions to share from completely different sectors of business.
One of many different topical points that’s entrance and centre within the meals business proper now’s that of EPR and recycling, with organisations and business our bodies asking if we’re getting it proper and cautioning towards the danger of greenwashing.
Patricia Schröder, spokesperson for the producer accountability organisation (PRO) Round Vitality, says guaranteeing that producers are compliant with rules will not be sufficient to determine an efficient EPR system within the nation.
“The round economic system wants each producers who’re dedicated to assembly rules and a system of service suppliers with the required abilities and assets to hold out the work on the bottom. If all facets of the system will not be in place, EPR can find yourself facilitating greenwashing by enabling firms to fulfill regulatory necessities on paper solely.”
“Service suppliers are wanted to make sure that waste is collected after which recycled correctly and that we develop and broaden the nation’s recycling and waste administration capability. For instance, the intention to recycle is void if shoppers return used merchandise just for a lot of the materials they include to in the end find yourself in a landfill as a result of the know-how or capability to recycle it’s not obtainable,” Schröder says.
Within the March Version
Learn the article on Web page 27 to search out out extra on the warning from SABS to producers that want to declare their plastic packaging is degradable, that they should guarantee their packaging complies with the related testing and certification necessities.
Our Packaging and Processing part has another nice reads this month – who knew “wrap rage” was a factor amongst shoppers, or that the form of a bottle could possibly be the supply of a commerce mark dispute. You may learn extra about these on pages 18 and 32.
Meals contact packaging, the hyperlink between product packaging and the vitality disaster, and a peek on the DOW Packaging Award winners rounds off this month’s version. As all the time, we hope you benefit from the journal.
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