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PPRS VERSION AND HISTORY & ABBREVIATIONS

In an effort to maintain relevance and harmonization with existing regulations and international standards, the PPRS is continually reviewed and updated, as necessary. The following table shows the version history of the standard since its inception.

Version No.

8

Publishing / Effective Date (DD.MM.YYYY) 

02.04.2020

30.06.2020

30.08.2020

16.03.2021 

10.07.2021 

20.01.2022 

23.09.2022

05.06.2024

Below are the significant changes from version 7 to version 8 of the PPRS:

Summary of changes from previous versions are detailed in the PPRS Summary of Version Changes.  

ABBREVIATIONS:

 

ABS: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

BAT: Best Available Technology

EPR: Extended Producer Responsibility

HDPE: High-Density Polyethylene

LDPE: Low-Density Polyethylene

LLDPE: Linear Low-Density Polyethylene

O: Other Plastics (classification) 

PET or PETE: Polyethylene Terephthalate

PP: Polypropylene

PPRS: Plastic Pollution Reduction Standard

PS or EPS: Polystyrene or Expanded Polystyrene

UBC: Used Beverage Cartons

UN: United Nations

UNEP: United Nations Environment Programme

UN SDGs: United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

VVB: Validation and Verification Body

WHO: Validation and Verification Body

WWF: The World Wild Fund for Nature

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