Plastics Europe: Reaction to European Parliament Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation vote
Accelerating the transition of the European plastics system to circularity and net zero requires a policy and regulatory framework that drives the demand for circular feedstocks, boosts investments in recycling technologies and stimulates the development of recyclable products. ...
1:20 min Sustainability & Circular Economy, Complete PET recycling plants, Plastic recycling systems
PPWR: IK disappointed by short-sighted discrimination against plastics and missed opportunities in climate protection
Following the vote on amendments to the EU Packaging Regulation in the European Parliament, the IK is disappointed with the short-sighted decisions. Manufacturers of plastic packaging are warning of an undermining of the ecological targets through special rules for plastic packaging ...
1:17 min Sustainability & Circular Economy
Study conducted by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with Systemiq and Eunomia, unveils the potential for a reuse revolution to combat the plastic crisis
The ‘Unlocking a reuse revolution’ study found that returnable packaging, when designed collaboratively across industries and operated at scale, can deliver significant environmental benefits and economic competitiveness against single-use packaging for certain products.
New European Commission study confirms chemical recycling is better than incineration of plastic waste
In Europe, about 30 million tonnes of plastic waste is collected every year. Still, 84% of that does not find its way back into new products, as most of it is incinerated, exported or sent to landfill. A mix of various technologies, including mechanical and chemical recycling, is ...
2:25 min Sustainability & Circular Economy
UNESDA: Why priority access to recyclates should be secured in the proposed EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation
With just one week left until the plenary vote on the proposed EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR), the European natural mineral water and soft drink industries call on all MEPs to secure a priority access right to recyclates in the PPWR proposal.