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Heated Debate on European Packaging Regulation: Boon or Bane for the Food Industry?

As dedicated followers of developments in the packaging sector, we at VDH remain continuously informed about discussions surrounding potential packaging legislation.

During Fruit Logistica and in recent months, we have observed that the proposed Packaging & Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) has sparked a contentious debate within the food industry, particularly in the fruit and vegetable sector.
This is primarily due to the potential abolition of plastic packaging. While there is increasing evidence suggesting that the use of plastic packaging may not be as detrimental as commonly believed, some remain concerned about the economic and environmental implications of the proposed measures.
However, others emphasize the necessity of a comprehensive approach that considers the entire supply chain before enacting la

Despite the ongoing controversy surrounding the PPWR, our company and all stakeholders share a common goal: finding sustainable solutions that are both economically and environmentally friendly.
A unified stance among all parties is emphasized as crucial to prevent potential damage from food waste and to strike a balance between environmental protection and economic vitality.

At VDH, we remain vigilant in monitoring all developments in the debate to identify potential threats or opportunities.
Feel free to contact us for a non-binding conversation if you have any questions about the packaging you currently use or are considering.