Launch of TR 109:2023 Sustainable Packaging Guiding Framework and Practices

The Working group (WG) on Sustainable Packaging under the purview of the Technical Committee (TC) for Circularity of Materials within the Environment and Resources Standards Committee (ERSC) held a Workshop on 12 July 2023 to present the new Technical Reference TR 109:2023 Sustainable packaging guiding framework and practices.

Published on 25 May 2023, the TR specifies guidelines, criteria and best practices for implementing the 3R (Reduce, Re-use, Recycle) for business-to-business and business-to-consumer packaging, taking into consideration practices that are sustainable in Singapore’s context. It covers the life cycle of packaging, starting from upstream packaging design to downstream end-of-life management that are applicable across industries. The TR also covers relevant case studies and references such as communication with consumers on proper management of packaging at disposal.

The Workshop, attended by 29 participants, provided guidance on the following:

  • General packaging guidelines
  • Principals of developing sustainable packaging
  • Environmental design requirements
  • Environmental claims

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