Driving the packaging revolution: Best practices & mandatory REUSE in the PPWR

9th European REUSE Conference

8th June 2023. 9h30-16h00
Bruxelles (tba) and livestreamed via Zoom

The REUSE Conference is organised every two years by Environmental Action Germany (Deutsche Umwelthilfe – DUH), the European Association of Beverage Wholesalers (CEGROBB), Private Breweries Germany, and the Reloop Platform. More than 400 representatives from politics, civil society, companies, science and administration took part in the 2021 edition of the conference, which was held online. The upcoming REUSE Conference will take place on-site in Brussels and online via Livestream.

The Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) will set the regulative basis for the packaging sector for the next 20 years. The draft regulation presented by the EU-Commission on 30th November 2022 contains – for the first time – waste prevention targets and REUSE quotas for several packaging segments. This is a regulatory milestone for the REUSE sector and is a decisive step towards a true Circular Economy in the packaging industry. Still, there is need for improvement.

At the 9th REUSE Conference, we want to discuss with political decision makers, experts from business and civil society how the proposed measures in the PPWR can enable a successful shift towards efficiently managed reuse systems in the EU. Best Practices from the reuse industry will give a deeper understanding of REUSE and its pooling systems behind.

Binding measures for the promotion of REUSE systems for beverages, takeaway food and drinks, transport and e-commerce all over Europe opens a new chapter of environmental policy, leading to a world with waste reduction at source, marine litter prevention and green employment through scalable business opportunities. Most importantly, reusable packaging plays a key role in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Preliminary program:

  • Key notes by high-level representatives from the EU Commission, the EU Parliament and the Council of the EU
  • Topics:

    • Expert positions on the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR)
    • Themed presentations on pool-management systems for REUSE

  • Reusable and refillable award for the best practice cases in Europe
  • Panel discussion: REUSE in the PPWR

A detailed program will be provided during the next weeks. If you are interested, you can already register for the on-site or digital event here.

Please note: Participation at the conference in Brussels or online is free of charge.

Environmental Action Germany is looking forward to welcoming you to the 9th REUSE Conference!


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Annika Schall
Project Manager Circular Economy
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