Joint letter from business representatives, consumer and environmental organizations welcoming progress on packaging and packaging waste legislation but urging the European Commission for a more ambitious proposal, defending against pushbacks.
Business representatives, consumer and environmental organizations express their clear approval of several milestones established by the Commission in the leaked new Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste, especially where they support the upper levels of the waste hierarchy, for example by setting binding measures on packaging waste prevention and reuse. However, they point out that the current draft falls short in terms of level of ambition. It is not sufficient to slow or stop the trend of increasing packaging volumes. Instead, the harmful developments of the past decades must be reversed.