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A new guide aims to give businesses a clear pathway to design recyclable packaging and support a move to a more circular economy.

The Packaging Design for Recyclability Guide is a joint venture of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) and ECR Community.

A webinar on 4 October will give an overview of the guide, followed by a panel discussion with WPO, ECR and the University of Applied Science Vienna.

The guide is described as a starting point to understand best practice and state-of-the-art technology that can be applied to suit recovery and recyclability capabilities and infrastructure on a regional and local level.

It covers products from the food, near-food and non-food segments and is applicable to all primary, secondary and tertiary packaging; provided that product-specific regulations of the packaging system are observed.

The easy-to-read guide uses a traffic light system to provide fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and Consumer Product Group (CPG) businesses with a global recommendation for circular packaging design.

Over time it will be updated to include country specific recycling information.

The one-hour webinar will be from 9pm AEDT on Monday, 4 October.

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