EU Parliament adopts 80% packaging recycling target for 2030
The share of waste to be recycled would rise to 70% by 2030, from 44% today, under draft legislation adopted on 14 March 2017. MEPs also want the “waste package” plans to limit the share of landfilling, which has a big environmental impact, to 5% and to deliver a 50% reduction in food waste by 2030.
By 2030, at least 70% by weight should be recycled or prepared for re-use, (i.e. checked, cleaned or repaired), say MEPs. The European Commission proposed 65%. For packaging materials, such as paper and cardboard, plastics, glass, metal and wood, MEPs propose an 80% target for 2030, with interim 2025 targets for each material (Press Release European Parliament, 14 March 2017).
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