Sustainability

Plastic Tax in Germany: This is what it looks like.

The design of the Plastic Tax in Germany is taking shape. The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMUV) recently presented the draft bill for the implementation of certain regulations of the EU Single-Use Plastics Directive. The result is a bureaucratic monster that leaves important questions unanswered and does little to […]

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ReShaping Plastics study: Two key challenges for the circular economy in the packaging industry

On April 09th, 2022, the study “ReShaping Plastics” was presented. The survey by think tank SystemIQ was commissioned by PlasticsEurope with the support of an independent steering committee and expert panel. Representatives from EU institutions, non-governmental organisations, universities and industry were involved. Among them was Matthias Giebel, Partner for Sustainability & Innovation at B+P Consultants […]

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Do or die. 5 recommendations for the climate year 2022

All-in for 1.5 °C: The pressure to meet climate protection targets and corresponding, verifiable measures is coming from all sides and is increasing at an unprecedented rate. The compulsion for companies to face these requirements is without alternative. But which measures are a priority? And which steps toward a climate strategy are sufficiently practicable and […]

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Present and future: Quo vadis ESG reporting?

The importance of environmental social governance (ESG) in corporate reporting is growing relentlessly. Regulators and investors have a clear goal of embedding sustainability risks with firm inclusion of ESG factors in reporting requirements and risk management. This is leading to growing requirements that are impacting a wide range of practices and functions across the enterprise. […]

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Fachpack shows light on the circular economy horizon. Massive innovation competition, especially for cups

Circular economy, always circular economy: Rarely has the focus of our industry been so clear and massive. At Fachpack, too, it was possible to observe how strongly the industry’s actions are shaped by mastering the challenges surrounding the circular economy. This could be observed very vividly in the area of flexible packaging. However, the crowning […]

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How to reach the circular economy turnaround? Deep dive with Martin Stuchtey (Founder, SYSTEMIQ)

In our expert podcast, Matthias Giebel, Partner for Sustainability & Innovation at B+P Consultants, talks to circular economy luminary Martin Stuchtey. The professor for resource strategies and management at the University of Innsbruck is the founder and managing partner of the think tank SYSTEMIQ. We wanted to know from him what innovations are necessary for […]

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Self-assessment insufficient: Formal ESG ratings are mandatory

In the last newsletter we explained how dynamically Environmental Social Governance (ESG) ratings are becoming key factors for business success. Today, we give you an in-depth insight into the ratings that are mainly used and demanded by clients of the packaging industry. We explain approaches and target groups and provide a basis for your decision. […]

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Recycling certificates and seals: What’s available and what suits you

Suspected cases of “recyclate fraud” are currently increasing. In times of cheap virgin plastic, new plastic is increasingly being labelled as recycled and imported. This is not only a feast for the media and a danger for their own reputation and legal security. It is also not in the spirit of sustainability and the circular […]

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