Circular Economy: EU industries call to safeguard internal market

23 June 2017

A statement, published in May 2017, calls on the European Parliament, Council and Commission to maintain the Internal Market legal base of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD). The 66 undersigned industry associations believe that the loss of this legal base will open the door to disparate Member State measures that will impact the free movement of packaged goods. The vast majority of goods circulating within the Union are packaged in some way and are therefore at risk of being impacted.
The likelihood of a full recast of the PPWD is real and is already formally under consideration in Council, thereby risking the end of the Internal Market for packaging and packaged goods.
Click here for the statement (761 kB).
With NVC MERGE (Members-only Environmental Regulations Guide) you can keep up-to-date with the environmental requirements for your packaging. MERGE is exclusively for NVC members and there are no costs involved.
Click here for more information about the NVC Inspiration meeting on the effectiveness of the Dutch policy on packaging and the environment (5 September 2017).

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