Can I recycle this?


Can I recycle this?

The Consumer Information programme held a webinar on the recently launched report: Can I Recycle this? A global mapping and assessment of standards, labels and claims on plastic packaging.

The webinar gave an overview of the report, presented the methodology and shared the main findings as well as five key recommendations to improve consumer information on plastic packaging. The report presentation was followed by a discussion with National Focal Points from various regions on the role of governments and a response to the report. Attendees were invited to engage in the discussion and raise additional questions or comments. We thank the guest speakers and attendees for their great participation!

Webinar Agenda:

  • Presentation of the report (30 mins)
  • Discussion with National Focal Points and Q&A (30 mins)
    • What is the role of governments in providing better sustainability information on plastics?
    • How can governments respond to this report?

This webinar was organized for One Planet network National Focal Points. The discussion in this webinar therefore focused on the role of governments but the report is relevant for all types of stakeholders interested in the communication of sustainability information to consumers and keen to improve their understanding of the current landscape regarding plastic packaging.

The Report

The report was developed through a collaborative effort led by Consumers International and the United Nations Environment Programme [UNEP]. It contributes to the One Planet Network-Wide Plastics Initiative.

The report maps existing standards, labels and claims on plastic packing regarding sustainability characteristics such as bio-based content, compostability or recyclability. Through an expert consultation, identified labels and claims are then assessed against the five fundamental principles of the Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information. The report concludes by providing five recommendations for clearer and more effective communications about materials, production, recyclability and disposal of plastic packaging.

You can download the full version of the report here.


Monday, June 15, 2020 - 17:00

Target groups

Waste Management Policy & Legislation