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SUPD: Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen criticises patchwork of different regulations

05 Jul 2021 − 

The deadline for member states to implement the EU Directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment (SUPD) expired on 3 July.

The German Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen (IK) published a press release on 1 July to once again point out the different regulations in Europe. First and foremost, the 2019 Directive was not only hastily adopted, but also left many questions unanswered. It is also criticised that many member states - in contrast to Germany - had not implemented the Directive on time and in some cases even went beyond its regulations.

"The many ambiguities of the directive and its varying implementation, both in terms of speed and content, will lead to a patchwork of different regulations for many types of packaging in Europe," criticises Dr. Martin Engelmann, IK General Manager.

This is an excerpt from a more comprehensive article to be published in EUWID Packaging Markets 14/2021

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