Open standard for packaging data could be key to EPR success

New funding has been given to Open 3P through Innovate UK to assist in its second phase of development. The company provides an open standard for plastic packaging data.

The standard is a joint venture between Dsposal, OPRL, Open Data Manchester, RECOUP and Ecosurety and aims to aid those in the manufacturing, selling and recycling of plastic packaging through a common framework which allows the sharing of data to regulators and government agencies, as well as with each other.

The data is available at different levels of production, such as components, complete packaging and loads. Each level contains complex data and is available for open use.