In an article published on January 23, 2017 the European Parliament (EP) informs that its Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) will vote to amend the so-called waste package, a European Commission (EC) proposal on waste management, on January 24, 2017. “The package includes four separate directives on waste, landfills, packaging and vehicle, battery and electronic equipment recycling,” the EP explains. In May 2016, the ENVI Committee published a draft report on the proposal for a directive of the EP and of the Council amending Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste (FPF reported). The new proposals for the legislative package set more ambitious EU targets for 2030, aiming “to manage rubbish in a more efficient and effective manner” as a first step towards a circular economy.

Ahead of the ENVI Committees vote, the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE) released two position papers. In the first paper, FEVE makes recommendations on the calculation methodology for packaging waste, the re-use of packaging, the measurement point of recycling rates, and recycling in general. In the second paper, FEVE and the European Federation of Glass Recyclers (FERVER) focus on the reporting of recycling and reinforce some of the recommendations made in the first paper.

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EP (January 23, 2017). “Waste: More ambitious targets towards a circular economy.

FEVE (January 20, 2017). “FEVE recommendations on the Circular Economy Package (January 2017).

FEVE (January 20, 2017). “Joint FEVE / FERVER position paper : Quality over quantity: Reporting on real recycling.