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Defra sets out key options for new packaging strategy

The key themes and options of the Governments new packaging strategy have been laid out by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

Defra head of producer responsibility unit waste programme Judicaelle Hammond said the aims of the packaging strategy were to optimise packaging and recycle more packaging.
Hammond was speaking at the Sustainable Packaging Conference meeting in London held by international food and grocery analyst IGD addressing an audience of retailers and manufacturers.

She said: We are going to need packaging design with reusability, recyclability and recovery in mind. We are going to need market innovation and development that responds to the growing demand in recycled content packaging. We will need real reductions, which is something that the Courtauld Commitment has started, through the kind of extension to new sectors. We are going to need European Union Regulation that sets stronger incentives to keep packaging to a minimum level.

Defra will also think about how the logistics of carbon based targets would work and how to make producer funding through the Packaging Recovery Note system more visible to local authorities.

Hammond said Defra does not yet have a publication date for the packaging strategy due to the recent ministerial team changes.

 

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