Have your say on the Commission's intention to review the rules on reducing packaging waste

12 Jun 2020
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In a circular economy, waste is reduced and goods are re-used and recycled as much as possible. This means that packaging waste should also be reduced, and packaging made easier to recycle.

The European Commission is planning to review the requirements on packaging and packaging waste in the EU. This will include assessing how to:

    • improve packaging design to promote reuse and recycling
    • increase recycled content in packaging
    • tackle excessive packaging
    • reduce packaging waste.

The Commission would like to hear the views of citizens and stakeholders on the subject. Their feedback will be taken into account when it comes to further developing and fine-tuning the initiative.

The Commission will summarise the input received in a synopsis report to be published, explaining how the input will be taken on board and, if applicable, why certain suggestions cannot be taken up. 

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