FEFCO welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for a Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation that will contribute to the EU’s circular economy and climate neutrality ambitions.
FEFCO supports the Commission’s decision to transition from a Directive to a Regulation as it will allow for improved harmonisation of packaging requirements and facilitate a level playing field in the European single market. Additionally, the waste reduction targets established by the proposal are a necessary step towards improving waste prevention and packaging sustainability across the EU.
The proposal provides a balanced approach to ensure that packaging “be designed, manufactured and commercialised in such a way as to allow for its re-use or high-quality recycling”. This recognises the complementarity of both reuse and recycling systems in improving circularity.
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