Germany & Lithuania Technical Expedition: EPR + DRS Report (2023)

In October 2023, the Ocean Plastics Leadership Network (OPLN) hosted a five-day, multi-stakeholder, immersive tour of two of Europe’s best performing systems for packaging recovery, powered by extended producer responsibility(EPR), deposit return schemes (DRS), reuse and refill. This five-day exhibition, from October 15th to 20th, brought together 30 participants representing major organizations across the packaging value chain (from material producers, packaging converters, top brands, major retailers, waste management, recyclers and leading environmental organizations).