Groupement pour l’Amélioration des Liaisons dans l’Industrie Automobile

GALIA is committed to the Circular Economy of Packaging



Household, Commercial, and Industrial packaging are the subject of a new attention, which results from the advent of many new environmental regulations.

The automotive industry has always been at the forefront, for example with a massive use of reused packaging. However, we see that there is a need to shift gears, because of new legislations and the targets that will have to be achieved, for example in terms of the effective recycling of packaging waste…

The GALIA Circular Economy of Packaging workgroup is therefore studying the environmental challenges of the packaging we use in the automotive sector. This will result in formal approaches and accountability throughout their complete lifecycle, and technical mastery of their design, starting with the materials used to manufacture them, to the actual effectiveness of collecting, segregating, and treating the waste generated at the end of life.

As such, we have drafted a first GALIA recommendation “PACKAGING MATERIAL RECOMMENDATIONS, Towards a Full Circular Economy”, which offers an illustrated catalogue of best or not-so-good practices regarding the impact of materials used in packaging solutions.

This document will evolve regularly, because will make progress on best practices or because the recycling sectors will continue to improve: we invite users of this document to provide us with their comments for future versions.

Finally, GALIA and its members wanted to show their commitment to the environment by offering this recommendation free of charge to non-GALIA members, thus allowing a wider dissemination of good practices.