Making packaging waste valuable;
Collecting and recycling plastic waste and creating an
effective materials cycle.
The group aims to raise awareness about the value of packaging materials and establish an effective materials cycle.
We want waste to be seen as a resource.
We want to support the creation of efficient take-back and recycling systems for packaging waste, and to create incentives for citizens to participate in these schemes.
We want to involve informal workers and recycling companies.
The working group will create a toolbox for collecting, sorting and recycling systems. It will use findings from analyses of recycling systems in different countries as a guide here. Core areas of focus include extended producer responsibility, incentive systems for citizens and the integration of the informal sector.
Existing circular systems must be set up across the globe to ensure there is a lasting change in the way we deal with waste. Extended producer responsibility is a key concept here.
Special focus will be placed on networking between experts in different countries and on collaboration with partners in Africa and Asia. Ties with business associations and networks in these regions will be expanded and intensified. Appropriate tools will then be used in pilot projects to establish and expand circular economy systems for plastic packaging that have been tailored to local contexts.