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Calculation tool for CO2 impact of reusable packaging

This calculation tool gives an overview of all the chain steps of reusable packaging and provides an indication of CO2 emissions and the integral costs, compared to one-way packaging. The tool was developed by Utrecht University and Partners for Innovation on behalf of the KIDV. With the help of the calculation tool, it can be made clear where the tipping point for multiple use of a packaging is compared to single-use packaging. By using various options, such as the number of rotations, the transport distance and the type of means of transport, it is possible to optimise the CO2 impact and the integral costs.

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A local circular cycle for foils, just as ‘Europe’ wants them to be

Innovations do not always have to be grand and compelling to make an impact. Valipac provides proof of this with the development of shrink sleeves, 50% of which are made of recycled plastic.

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The State of Sustainable Packaging

In this publication, KIDV explores how the international packaging industry can use recycling and circularity to ultimately achieve intrinsic sustainability.

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Belgium and the Netherlands: a comparison of design-for-recycling guidelines for paper and cardboard packaging

The design-for-recycling guidelines in the Netherlands and Belgium are very similar, according to an overview of differences and similarities between the Netherlands and Belgium presented by Annemarie Abbeel (Fost Plus).

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International overview of disposal logos

This overview provides insight into the use of the disposal logos on packaging in various European countries. This makes it possible to see which logos are used in these countries, whether this is voluntary or mandatory and where you can find information on the regulations that apply in these countries.

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Webcast The future of fibre-based packaging in a circular economy

From plastic to paper, that seems to be an easy step to make packaging more sustainable. This shift has been clearly visible for several years. Companies with sustainable packaging goals score a lot of goodwill with consumers. And because of its high recycling rate (90 per cent in the Netherlands and 92 per cent in Belgium), paper and cardboard packaging seem to make a major contribution to the circular packaging chain. But we should not close our eyes to the limitations and boundaries of fibre-based packaging.

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The Dutch and Belgium systems for collecting and processing household packaging waste

The Netherlands and Belgium have their own systems for collecting and processing household packaging waste. At first sight, there seem to be major differences between the two countries. But if you take a closer look, you will discover many similarities.

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