Frans Timmermans: “We are building a whole new economy, a reuse economy”

he European Commission has published its official proposal for revising EU packaging legislation. It will replace the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) with an EU Regulation in order to achieve greater harmonisation in the implementation of EU packaging rules by member states and to strengthen the internal market.

The proposal will now be forwarded to the European Parliament and the Council for adoption under the co-decision procedure. It can be amended if both institutions support the changes.

According to the European Commission, the proposed Regulation has three objectives: preventing packaging waste, establishing high-quality recycling cycles, and creating a well-functioning market for secondary raw materials by setting mandatory recycled content targets for certain types of plastic packaging….

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