RPE’s reaction to PPWR Compromise Amendments and concerns regarding hygiene and food safety aspects

Reusable Packaging Europe (RPE) is the European association representing the interests of transport packaging systems.

RPE fully supports the European Commission in its ambition to reduce packaging and packaging waste. However, we see alarming developments in the European Parliament draft Compromise Amendments on the proposal such as the exemption of transport packaging from reuse targets, as well as of the cardboard boxes, threatening to prevent the achievement of the regulation’s objectives.

In these visuals, RPE explains the importance of removing these exemptions and answers the criticism raised against hygiene and safety of reusable transport packaging.