European Paper Packaging Alliance

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

400,000€ - 499,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2.5 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

2

High-level Commission meetings

13

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Paper Packaging Alliance   (EPPA)

    EU Transparency Register

    871659237699-78 First registered on 25 Mar 2020

    Goals / Remit

    The European Paper Packaging Alliance is a not-for-profit food and foodservice packaging association. Our priorities are to find concrete solutions to increase recycling and to reduce carbon emissions of food and foodservice packaging without compromising food safety and human health protection. EPPA is committed to working with European policymakers to support these common priorities. The Alliance supports evidence-based policy making.

    Main EU files targeted

    EU Green Deal, Single Use Plastics Directive, ackaging and Packaging Waste Directive and the EU Waste Regulation in general are being followed.

    Address

    Head Office
    Rue Montoyer 40
    Brussels 1000
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    Rue Montoyer 40
    Brussels 1000
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    3

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%2
    50%1

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    2.5

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    2 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 17 Jul 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Matti Rantanen 22 Feb 2024 21 Feb 2025
    Alice PETRUCCI 12 Oct 2023 11 Oct 2024
    Matti Rantanen 21 Dec 2022 21 Dec 2023

    Complementary Information

    EPPA has an Executive Committee and members. EPPA has internal working groups. For this moment about 6 persons are activley involved in EPPA, annex to other duties/jobs. 4 of the 6 people are invoved in activites as described under heading 9.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Trade and business associations

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    Fiber Packaging Europe
    Circular Choises Coalition
    Together for Sustainable Packaging

    Member organisations

    SEDA International Packaging Group
    Huhtamäki
    Burgo
    Schisler Packaging Solutions
    Metsa Board
    Mayr-Melnhof Karton
    Paper Machinery Corporation
    Mc Donalds
    Sonoco
    RBI
    Ahlstrom
    Medac
    Novolex
    RdM

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    400,000€ - 499,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    NameAmount
    red flag 300,000€ - 399,999€
    hague corporate affairs 50,000€ - 99,999€

    Intermediaries for current year

    Name
    red flag

    Closed year Costs

    400,000€ - 499,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    None declared

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Communication activities

    PUBLICATION:
    Ramboll’s new European Study: Single-use paper-based packaging in quick service restaurants is better for the environment than reusable tableware

    Study challenges common perception that reusable tableware has lower environmental impacts. It does not!

    A study released by the European Paper Packaging Association (EPPA) reveals that single-use paper-based food and drink packaging used in European quick service restaurants is better for the environment than reusable tableware.

    The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) has been carried by Ramboll, the independent Danish consultants to the European Commission, and certified by TUV.

    The study used current primary data from the paper, packaging and foodservice industries to compare the environmental performance over a year of typical disposable and reusable food and drink containers used in a quick-service restaurant for in-store consumption.

    The Ramboll Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) found that, assuming realistic usage over a year, the energy consumption involved in the use phase of reusable plastic and traditional crockery, during in-store or out-sourced washing and drying, outweighed the environmental impact of single-use paper dishes. The baseline report reveals that reusable tableware generated 177% more CO2-e emissions than the paper-based single-use system, consumed 267% more freshwater, produced 132% more fine particulates matter, increased fossil depletion by 238% and terrestrial acidification by 72%.

    PUBLICATION:
    Report from Professor David McDowell, Emeritus Professor of Food Studies at the Ulster University completed and available.

    The European Paper Packaging Alliance’s (EPPA) members innovate and invest to offer sustainable, circular, renewable and recyclable packaging solutions for Europe’s modern food economy. EPPA fully support the EU’s aim to reduce plastics and fossil-based resources, achieve climate-neutrality and sustain healthy ecosystems. EPPA also supports the use of the Waste Hierarchy to achieve the best environmental outcomes, using holistic life cycle thinking.

    In 2020 EPPA asked Professor David McDowell, Emeritus Professor of Food Studies at the Ulster University, to conduct a review of the food hygiene challenges of replacing single use food service ware with reusable food service items. The report has now been completed and is available.

    It found that the transfer of foodborne disease remains a clear and present hazard to consumers and that “there are greater risks of cross contamination within “circular” reuse systems, than in the current “linear” single use systems.”

    The report indeed reviewed the risks of increased foodborne disease associated with any move to the wider use of reusable food service ware and systems in the absence of improved understanding and hygienic practices. Because reuse systems are inherently more complex than single use systems due to multi-location cleaning, sanitation, storage and transport, they lead to greater risks of cross contamination.

    Professor McDowell noted that banning or reducing the use of food service disposables, in the absence of radical significant and unprecedented changes in good hygiene practice, will lead to greater persistence and circulation of foodborne pathogens within the human food chain, and increased risks of human foodborne illness in our community.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    13 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    1 July 2024: We have noted that some meetings are appearing in duplicate, ie. some meetings seem to be listed twice. This seems to be because the Commission changes some element of a meeting data after the meeting has first been listed, which causes LobbyFacts to register it as a new meeting. We are investigating further.

    • Date 09 Jan 2024 Location Brussels
      Subject Agriculture; Trade policy.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Attending
      • Miriam Garcia Ferrer (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 Nov 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject EU Packaging and Waste Packaging Legislation: upcoming revision.
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Peter van Kemseke (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 23 Nov 2022 Location Online
      Subject circular economy package and PPWR
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski
      Portfolio Agriculture
      Attending
      • Jorge Pinto Antunes (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Nov 2022 Location Bruxelles
      Subject VTC meeting on food packaging
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Stella Kyriakides
      Portfolio Health
      Attending
      • Ralf Kuhne (Cabinet member)
    • Date 19 Oct 2022 Location video-call
      Subject Circular economy and the revision of the EU packaging rules
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 14 Sep 2022 Location BERL
      Subject PPWD
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Attending
      • Caroline Boeshertz (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 30 May 2022 Location Online
      Subject Meeting with Fibre Packaging Europe
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski
      Portfolio Agriculture
      Attending
      • Jorge Pinto Antunes (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 03 Mar 2022 Location video-call
      Subject EU circular economy implementation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 03 Mar 2022 Location Virtual
      Subject EU circular economy implementation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Portfolio Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
      Attending
      • Rozalina Petrova (Cabinet member)
      • Andrea Vettori (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 11 Jan 2022 Location Online
      Subject Sustainable Products Initiative
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Alina-Stefania Ujupan (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 13 Oct 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject Discuss Sustainability of paper packaging
      DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Attending
      • Kerstin Jorna (Director-General)
    • Date 28 Oct 2020 Location video-call
      Subject circular economy and single-use products
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 12 Oct 2020 Location online
      Subject the European Green Deal; the SUP directive.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Portfolio Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
      Attending
      • Rozalina Petrova (Cabinet member)
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