European Commission proposes new packaging rules
Recycling today – 5 December 2022 – FEAD has embraced the proposed rules, saying they affirm that recycling is the core element of circularity. Nov. 30, the European Commission (EC) proposed new rules on packaging that would apply to the whole of the European Union. The new rules aim to stop the growth in packaging waste in the EU, which the EC says will increase by 19 percent by 2030, while plastic packaging waste in particular will be a 46 percent increase. The proposal on packaging and packaging waste will be considered by the European Parliament and the Council according to ordinary legislative procedure. The prosed rules would ensure reusable packaging options are available, remove unnecessary packaging, limit overpackaging and provide clear labels to support correct recycling.