PlasticsEurope welcomes mandatory EU recycled content target

PlasticsEurope yesterday (9 September) showed its support for the European Commission’s (EC) proposal for a mandatory EU recycled content target for plastics packaging, calling for the target to be set at 30 per cent by 2030.

The trade association said that it ‘welcomed’ the proposed revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD), EU legislation which it states is ‘key’ to the transition to a circular economy for plastics.

According to PlasticsEurope, the association’s members are already working towards the target by investing in an increased high-quality supply of recycled plastics and new technology solutions. Scaling up chemical recycling, it says, is ‘essential’ to achieving the proposed target.