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Legislative drivers for the circularity of packaging - A review on the measures of the EC's proposal for a Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation

25 April 2023

EuRIC represents the European recycling industry at a EU level. Gathering the vast majority of national recycling federations from EU/EEA Member States, the Confederation represents about 5.500+ recycling companies – from market leaders to SMEs – generating an aggregated annual turnover of about 95 billion € by treating various waste streams including packaging.

The European Recycling Industry welcomes the EC’s proposal for the new Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste [COM (2022) 677] and acknowledges the Commission’s commitment to set ambitious measures to boost packaging circularity.

This paper outlines the key cross-cutting positions of the European Recycling Industry on the EC’s public consultation on “Reducing packaging waste – review of rules” and the proposal for a Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste (PPWR). EuRIC looks forward to working closely with the European Commission to ensure the introduction of harmonized rules on packaging that reflect better the principles of circular economy. The recycling industry stands ready to provide support in the development of delegated acts and implementing provisions.