‘ALL4PACK gives elected representatives an insight into the diversity of existing innovations’


After meeting Roland Lescure, France’s Minister Delegate for Industry, the ALL4PACK EMBALLAGE PARIS team is continuing its meetings with political decision-makers involved in transforming the packaging industry. Today’s meeting is with Huguette Tiegna, MP for the second constituency of the Lot and chair of the study group on the circular economy.

After outlining the role and approach of the study group on the circular economy and green economy (which monitors legislation, conducts hearings with industry players and drafts legislative proposals and amendments to support them), Huguette Tiegna deplored the ‘disparity of resources in the various regions as regards recycling and reuse’ and stressed the vital importance of ‘reappropriating packaging in the process circuit’ in the fight against climate change. On the subject of ecological transition, the MP highlights two pillars that are essential to its smooth operation:

  • Involving the players in this change: ‘To make the packaging sector a showcase for the green industry and the green circular economy of tomorrow, the players are already heavily involved in this process. [It is now up to legislators and governments to encourage them to move in this direction, in particular by respecting the 3Rs: packaging reduction, reuse and recycling’.
  • The need for funding from elected representatives to support the efforts of the players: ‘In the case of decarbonisation of the sector, a great deal of effort has been made, but above all it needs to be supported by investment in new technologies and also investment in new sorting methods’.

Gradually, ‘ecological planning will also come in on a sectoral basis to support the players’. However, elected representatives also have a role to play, in particular by meeting industry players. ‘ALL4PACK is a must-attend event for them. It allows them to see the diversity of existing innovations in the food and cosmetics sector, as well as in other industrial sectors, in terms of logistics, printing and packaging […] And that’s why our study group, which has 44 members, will be going there shortly to discover these innovations”, she concludes.

Also read: ‘[3R] Packaging recycling as seen by CITEO & Coca-Cola France’.

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