On November 20, 2017, the European plastics value chain, as represented by the industry associations European Plastics Converters (EuPC), Petcore Europe, Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform (PCEP), PlasticsEurope, and Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE), released a joint position statement in support of the European Commission’s (EC) Circular Economy Package (FPF reported). The industry groups commit to transferring zero plastics to landfill and preparing 55% of plastic packaging for re-use and recycling by 2025. To achieve this, they call for mandatory separate collection of all packaging waste, a uniform method for the calculation of recycling targets and performance, as well as EU-wide quality standards for plastic waste and treatment thereof.

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EuPC (November 20, 2017). “Plastics value chain restates its commitment to Circular Economy Package.