June 2014

Dominic Hogg Speaks on Packaging Waste Directive Targets

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Eunomia Chairman Dr Dominic Hogg is in Brussels today, speaking at the ISWA European Group Meeting. The two day event, entitled ‘Waste Hierarchy – Induced Challenges’, is supported by the European Economic and Social Committee.

Dominic spoke in the first session, which concerned the revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive targets. Eunomia was commissioned in 2013 to undertake a review of the Directive’s targets, as well as those within the Waste Framework Directive and the Landfill Directive. The study aimed to identify the key issues with the existing targets and propose possible solutions.

The first phase of this project involved a web-based consultation to which all European stakeholders were able to respond (including public authorities, citizens, third sector organisations, and industry). The consultation ran between 4th June and 10th of September 2013, during which a total of 670 responses were received.

Dominic’s presentation covered the outcomes from the 2013 consultation.

The programme for the event can be found here.