EU discussions centre on single use plastics
Lobby groups who are keen to see the European Parliament’s idea of having at least 35% of recycled plastic in beverage bottles by 2025 are keeping the pressure on within Europe as discussions take place in Brussels.
Crucial Trilogue discussions have started this week between the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers for the Environment represented by the Austrian ambassador to the European Union with Austria currently holding the presidency. The discussions are around a number of measures regarding plastics and a draft directive but the 35% number may not move ahead in the talks.
This is largely because the 35% recycled content figure was not contained in the Commission’s original proposals on plastics which centre around setting “tough new restrictions on single-use plastics”.
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