CONAI, following a series of cost increases related to the collection of packaging waste, amid general inflation, and the simultaneous reduction in revenues from the sale of post-consumption packaging reported by the CIAL, COMIECO and COREPLA Consortia, has assessed the scenario of the corresponding recycling chains - worsened beyond expectations - and seen a reduction in the capital reserves of the three Consortia.
The CONAI Board of Directors has resolved a further reduction of the Environmental Contribution (or CAC) for paper and cardboard and almost all plastic packaging, starting from 2022.
From 1 January 2022, the Contribution for steel will decrease to € 12/tonne, the one for aluminium to € 10/tonne and the one for glass to € 33/tonne. Plastic divided into five levels based on recyclability and the costs of collection, sorting and recycling costs: lower values for four, unchanged for one.
As proposed by Biorepack, the Italian National Consortium for the organic recycling of biodegradable and compostable plastic packaging, the CONAI Board of Directors has determined an ad-hoc environmental contribution for all bioplastic packaging. The contribution will be reduced to EUR 294/tonne and will enter into force from 1 July 2021.
At the request of the Ricrea, Corepla and Coreve consortia, CONAI has decided to increase the Environmental Contribution for steel, plastic and glass packaging, used to finance the collection and recovery of packaging waste, primarily from municipal waste collection.
The Board of Directors of CONAI elected as President Luca Ruini for the three years term 2020-2022. Ruini is the Director of Security, Environment & Energy at the Barilla Group. The Vice-presidents of the Consortium are Angelo Tortorelli and Domenico Rinaldini.
After assessing the requests of the Comieco and Coreve supply chain consortia, the CONAI Board of Directors approved the increase in the Environmental Contribution for paper and glass packaging.
In Italy, in 2018, 80.6% of packaging waste was recovered: 10.691 million tons of the total 13.267 million rput on the market. Of these, the part started to recycle reaches 70%.
From 1 January 2019, the Environmental Contribution will be reduced to € 3.00/ton for steel packaging and more than halved for aluminium packaging (€ 15.00/ton). There will also be further benefits for the reuse of wooden pallets.
The CONAI Board of Directors, with the opinion of the CIAL, decided to reduce the Environmental Contribution for aluminum packaging: from the current 45.00 Euro/ton to 35.00 Euro/ton. The reduction will be operational by 1st of June.