EU: Target for recycling 75% of packaging waste by 2030

03 December 2015

The European Commission (EC) has adopted a new Circular Economy Package to stimulate Europe's transition towards a circular economy which will boost global competitiveness, foster sustainable economic growth and generate new jobs. The proposed actions will contribute to "closing the loop" of product lifecycles through greater recycling and re-use, and bring benefits for both the environment and the economy. The proposals cover the full lifecycle: from production and consumption to waste management and the market for secondary raw materials.
Key elements of the revised waste proposal include a common EU target for recycling 75% of packaging waste by 2030 (Press Release EC, 2 December 2015).
Click here for the press release.
Click here for the proposed directive on packaging waste (167 kB).
With NVC MERGE (Members-only Environmental Regulations Guide) you can stay 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 E-Workshop Sustainable Innovation in Packaging.

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