15 Mar 2017

36 packaging value chain industry associations launch joint recommendations ahead of inter-institutional negotiations on the EU CEP

Following the European Parliament’s plenary vote, EUROPEN and 35 packaging value chain associations herewith present common recommendations for the Waste Framework Directive (WFD) and Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) to the EU institutions:

In addition to ensuring full implementation and enforcement of existing EU laws:

  1. Maintain EU Internal Market as sole legal base (art 114 TFEU) for the PPWD to safeguard the free circulation of packaging and packaged goods
  2. Ensure Extended - not Endless - Producer Responsibility for packaging waste management
  3. Develop an EU harmonised calculation methodology with clarified definitions and robust data prior to assessing the feasibility of setting quantitative targets for reusable packaging
  4. Set packaging recycling targets that are realistic and achievable, with clear and EU harmonised definitions and a packaging recycling calculation method