Corrugated in the Circular Economy: closing the loop

FEFCO welcomes the final compromise text voted today by the European Parliament’s Environmental Committee on the waste package, following the endorsement last week by the Permanent Representative Committee (Part 1) of the Council. A key element of the package is the recognition that bio-based recyclable products provide an opportunity for the circular economy and that there are clear benefits deriving from packaging made from recyclable materials. The reinforcement of the requirements for separate collection, together with the progressive reduction of landfilling, is fundamental for obtaining high quality material for recycling and will boost the market for secondary raw materials. Retaining the internal market as a legal base for the packaging and packaged goods fully supports the free movement of packaged goods within the EU