Working together, legislation and industry can transform the plastics packaging value chain – making significant steps in recyclability and use of recycled content. Separate collection of packaging waste, product design, infrastructure and a strong internal market will be key.
How can we accelerate the circularity of plastic packaging? It’s a several billion-euro question requiring both public and private investment with wide-reaching implications. The good news is that we have many of the answers – and industry is already applying them and investing to shift the EU plastics system towards circularity and climate neutrality.
A recent position from several European organisations across the plastics packaging value chain sets out how the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) proposal could serve as a major catalyst for this change.
Plastics packaging value chain views on the proposal for a Packaging & Packaging Waste Regulation
Signatories (in alphabetical order)
A Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging
European manufacturers of EPS
European Plastics Converters
Flexible Packaging Europe
Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform
Association of Plastics Manufacturers
Styrenics Circular Solutions