EU: MEPs back the 4 waste proposals, packaging included

04 April 2018

As part of a shift towards a circular economy, the European Commission made 4 legislative proposals introducing new waste-management targets. On 27 February the legislation was backed by Environment MEPs.
By 2025 at least 55% of municipal waste should be recycled. The target will rise to 60% by 2030 and 65% by 2035. 65% of packaging materials will have to be recycled by 2025, and 70% by 2030. Separate targets are set for specific packaging materials, such as paper and cardboard, plastics, glass, metal and wood. The full House is to vote during the 16-18 April plenary. The draft has already been informally agreed with the Council of Ministers (News Item European Parliament, 27 February 2018).
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