(plasteurope) -- The European Organization for Packaging and the Environment (Europen, Brussels / Belgium) has published a revised edition of its guide to European legislation affecting packaging and packaged goods. The guide incorporates details on important EU policy developments and voluntary initiatives, as well as changes introduced at national level since the previous edition was published in 2007.
Embracing the most significant legislation in this area – the EU packaging directive – the guide contains an analysis and interpretation of the legal environment in which the industry operates and an explanation of the standards set by the European Committee for Standardisation (Comite Europeen De Normalisation, CEN, Brussels / Belgium). Legislation covering packaging is constantly evolving in the 27 member states, and the guide details relevant laws country-by-country.
Veronique Bagge, Europen managing director, said: "Our industry’s strategy on sustainability and the legislation have both moved on significantly since the guide was last published five years ago. For Europen’s multinational members, a clear understanding of both European and national legislation is crucial to their business. I believe the industry is taking great strides in sustainability, and the up to date information and analysis in this guide can help us make things better, together."