Hotels: Brussels wants to ban mini-products packaged in plastic

The proposal for a new packaging regulation adopted by MEPs bans, from 2027, mini hygiene products (shampoos, soaps, etc.) offered by hotels packaged in plastic. Cardboard and paper packaging would still be authorized.

Mini-samples of shampoos, soaps and shower creams handed out by hotels are in the crosshairs of Brussels.


However, the players involved in this activity will no doubt be able to turn to more environmentally-friendly alternatives.


Over the past year, the European Union has been working on a major project to revise its packaging regulation (PPWR).


An initial proposal from the European Commission was submitted in November 2022, and a compromise text was approved at the end of October by MEPs on the Parliament’s Environment Committee. This text has just been adopted by the MEPs on Wednesday November 22.

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Sophie Michentef
Sophie Michentef has worked for more than 30 years in the professional press. For fifteen years, she managed the French and international editorial staff of the Journal du Textile. She now puts her press, textile, fashion, and luxury expertise at the service of newspapers, professional organizations, and companies.

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