EuRIC concerned that PPWR targets could be "significantly watered down"

The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) sees animminent threat that mandatory recycled content targets and requirements on packaging recyclability could be "significantly watered down". The umbrella organisation is making an urgent plea to EU decision makers, asking them to ensure that the proposed Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) actually contributes to closing the loop.

The statement from EuRIC is a response to the Swedish EU Presidency's compromise text with amendments to the European Commission's original proposal for a Regulation. The text was discussed in the Council's Environment Working Group last week.

EuRIC supports amendments establishing mandatory collection targets for packaging waste and third-party verification of recycled content claims. However, the organisation is concerned about the impact it believes the compromise amendments would have on mandatory minimum recyclate content and recyclability requirements....

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