The Circular Plastics Alliance, a group of trade organisations and businesses supported by the European Commission, has published a declaration committing to using 10 million tonnes of recycled plastic by 2025. The declaration has been signed by over 100 partners across the plastics value chain.
In order to meet the target, the declaration lays out the actions that should be taken, including improving the design of plastic packaging, investing in collection and sorting facilities and building a research and development agenda on circular plastics.
Commenting on the Alliance, European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans, responsible for Sustainable Development, said: “I welcome the industry’s commitments to rethink the way we produce and use plastics. By efficiently recycling plastics, we will clean up the planet and fight climate change, by substituting fossil fuels with plastic waste in the production cycle.”