4evergreen alliance published the latest version of its Guidance on the Improved Collection and Sorting of Fibre-Based Packaging, updating the 2022 version with further industry insights on collection routes in Europe. The tool, which recommends a two-stream collection system, has also been adapted to be more user-friendly and aligned with the rest of 4evergreen’s circularity toolbox.
The key to successful and efficient recycling lies in ensuring that fibre-based packaging finds its way to the right recycling mills. To guide future collection, sorting, and recycling infrastructure, 4evergreen’s experts in the workstream on collection and sorting – representing leading companies from across the value chain – have worked on a new version of the “Guidance on the Improved Collection and Sorting of Fibre-Based Packaging for Recycling.”
Originally published in September 2022, the document has been streamlined to make it even easier to use as a reference for effective collection and sorting practices across Europe. In addition, the content of the Guidance is now in line with 4evergreen’s other tools, adding to the alliance’s efforts to create a comprehensive toolbox with a consistent terminology and understanding that works at all stages of the packaging value chain.
“With this streamlined document, we’ve paved the way for a more accessible and user-friendly resource for fibre-based packaging actors. It’s a significant step towards fostering consistency and harmonisation in collection systems – locally and at national and European levels,” says Michel Willems, European Business Coordinator at Smurfit Kappa Recycling, and WS3 Co-lead.