ENVALORA is advising over 280 member companies in the processes of registration and packaging declaration as part of the Ministry of Ecological Transition’s Product Producers’ Register (PPR), intending to guarantee their legal compliance with the new legislation.

Companies using industrial and commercial packaging to transport and sell goods on the Spanish market must register on the PPR’s Packaging Section (RPP) by 29th March 2023, as put into action by the final approval of Royal Decree 1055/2022 on Packaging and Packaging Waste back in December. This applies to companies based in Spain as well as importers and intra-community purchasers.

Packaging producers must also declare any packaging they place on the national market, and packers in other Member States or third countries placing products on the Spanish market must designate an authorised representative.

ENVALORA held an exclusive webinar for its member companies earlier today with the aim of resolving any doubts or concerns that had arisen from the announcement.

In another response to upcoming legislation, the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) has called for a 90% mandatory collection target and input from industry players regarding Design for Recycling guidelines to be added to the European Union’s Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation.

RecyClass also made its own contribution to the wider packaging industry through last year’s publication of a Design Book, aiming to clarify the definition of recyclability for packaging producers and underline key considerations for designing for recycling.