Reloop is releasing this discussion paper to address the vital need for informed policy decisions, as the European Parliament and Council deliberate policy instruments proposed by the European Commission in the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation.
Unveiling the Complexities: Exploring LCAs of Reusable Packaging in the Take-Away Sector
Discussion paper drawing attention to some of the challenges associated with Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) that compare reusable packaging with single-use options in the take-away sector.
Specifically, sector-specific reuse targets have been attacked by industries who benefit from single-use packaging and/or linear packaging systems.
Our paper plays a pivotal role in shaping the discourse.
By spotlighting challenges inherent in Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) comparing reusable and single-use packaging, particularly within the complex take-away sector, the paper emphasises the complexities of implementing reuse practices.
By unveiling the underlying assumptions, it empowers readers to grasp the divergent perspectives, making it an indispensable resource for comprehensive policymaking.