Here you will find news, events, and latest publications about GVM and our field of expertise.

07/2023: Mandatory Proportion of Reuse in Transport Packaging

The German Association of the Corrugated Board Industry (VdW) published GVM’s study on the effect of a mandatory share of reusable transport packaging on corrugated cardboard packaging. The estimation was based on the reuse targets required in the EU-Commission’s proposal for Packaging and Packaging Regulation from November 2022. Here are the links to the full […]

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07/2023: Packaging Consumption in Germany has reached its peak

At the AGVU Orientation Day in June 2023, GVM’s Managing Director Kurt Schüler gave a presentation on the contributing role of packaging on the climate neutrality target for 2045. Mr. Schüler revealed the results of a study carried out by GVM Gesellschaft für Verpackungsmarktforschung and the ifeu‐Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg GmbH on […]

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06/2023: Study on the Material Efficiency of Packaging Materials

The German Association of Plastics Packaging Industry (IK) publishes GVM’s study on the material efficiency of packaging materials in comparison. The term material efficiency describes how much packaging material is required to distribute a unit of filling goods (e.g., in g of packaging material per kg of goods filled). The complete study can be found […]

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06/2023: The Share of Highly Recyclable Packaging

The Federal Environment Agency has published GVM’s study on the proportion of highly recyclable packaging subject to system participation on the German market. In the future, the participation fees in the dual systems should be based on how recyclable the packaging is. Various fund solutions are being discussed in this context. . GVM has determined […]

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05/2023: Specialist Article on the Trends of Packaging in the German Beer Market

The specialist article by GVM’s Project Manager Nicolas Cayè on the trends of packaging in the German beer market was published in the Brauwelt. Even though the share of reusable packaging remained the same, there was a lot of movement in the field of beer bottling. The article provides insights into the packaging structure of […]

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