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.
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.
CONAI Board of Directors approved the restructuring of the Environmental Contribution for paper, plastic, and wood packaging, which will come into force on 1 January 2020.
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 purpose is to encourage the use of more recyclable packaging, linking the Contribution level to the environmental impact of the end-of-life/new-life phases, starting from plastic packaging.
On April 4 in Rome, it is held a conference organized by Legambiente and Corepla about circular economy.