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EuRIC Hails ITRE’s Inclusion of Recycling Technologies in NZIA, Urges Council to Uphold Ambition

25 October 2023

Today, the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) adopted its position on the Net-Zero Industry Act, the plan to decarbonise Europe’s industry. EuRIC strongly welcomes the inclusion of recycling technologies within NZIA’s scope and now calls on the Council to maintain the ambition reflected in ITRE’s report.

Recycling technologies should be recognised as a significantly contributor to the Union's efforts on strengthening Europe’s net-zero technology products manufacturing ecosystem and consequently the objectives of this regulation. Recycling is a fundamental part of the industrial processes that enable the introduction of raw materials into the market. Therefore, its inclusion into NZIA’s scope is pivotal for the EU industry to meet the 2050 climate target for a net-zero economy.

EuRIC remains committed to working with lawmakers to ensure that the recycling industry’s potential is fully acknowledged and untapped in the EU’s path to a greener future.