January 2014 - EUROPEN supports the European Commission’s objective and efforts to achieve harmonized and clear environmental information for consumers to make better informed choices, based on a life-cycle approach, in line with the objectives of the Resource Efficiency Roadmap. Packaging is one of the focus areas since the very early days of life-cycle assessments (LCA). The packaging supply chain has strived to develop harmonized life-cycle approaches and agreed on a common basis to assess packaging in a consistent and holistic manner in LCAs. Based on the experience and expertise of its membership, EUROPEN has developed key recommendations on how to address packaging for packaged products in the future development of all PEFCRs by the European Commission.
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