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 behalf of eight industry associations.
The study shows that the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the German packaging consumption volume can be reduced by 94 percent by 2045 The study predicts that packaging consumption in Germany has reached its peak in 2021 and will decline in the future. On the other hand, the use of recyclate and the recycling quotas will increase. Further information on the study can be found here.

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