INTRODUCTION

A third of all domestic household waste in Singapore comprises of packaging waste. In order for Singapore to reduce its packaging waste and achieve its goal of becoming a zero waste nation, much more has to be done by all parties including the private and public sector. Eliminating packaging waste is part of a broader challenge that Singapore will face as it grows increasingly compact and crowded.

Packaging

OBJECTIVES

The EuroCham Packaging committee addresses issues relating to sustainable packaging solutions, including single use packaging, waste management, and the circular economy, among others. As a cross-sectoral committee, members from a wide range of industries are represented to work closely with relevant government authorities and to provide an exchange of information and feedback.

LEADERSHIP

Mr Lloyd Lowe, Senior Regional Manager Biopolymers Sales APAC, BASF (Chair)
Dr Marika Lindstrom, VP Packaging Procurement, Unilever Asia (Co-Chair)
Mrs Piia Helminen, Areas Sales Manager, Wipak Singapore Branch Office (Co-Chair)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • EuroCham Position Paper: Unpacking Deposit Refund Schemes
  • EuroCham Position Paper: Circular Economy – Closing the loop in the electronic, food and packaging waste
  • EuroCham Position Paper: Degradable Packaging & Plastic Ban as a Solution to Littering
  • Position Paper in response to upcoming mandatory packaging reporting legislation
  • Closed-door discussion with NEA on packaging reporting
  • Industry presentation on packaging waste mitigation
  • Committee support for the Singapore Packaging Agreement (SPA)
  • Insights and Debriefing from Plasticity Global Forum

STAKEHOLDERS INCLUDE

  • Ministry of Sustainability and Environment (MSE)
  • National Environment Agency (NEA)

COMMITTEE MEMBERS INCLUDE