December 5, 2022

PPW Regulation: a clear recognition of the waste management industry’s role

Recycling Portal – 5 December 2022 – FEAD, the European Waste Management Association welcomes the Commission’s proposal on the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation, as it reaffirms recycling as the core element of circularity.

FEAD supports the European Commission’s ambition reflected in the packaging and packaging waste proposal, and strongly believes that the sector must be stimulated through strong, binding measures to achieve a “real” circular economy. We, as the waste management industry, are an important part of the circle, but we need strong market signals for recyclates. The proposed measures, such as mandatory recycled content, aim at creating the very much needed shock on demand for recyclates and therefore trigger investments in separate collection, sorting and highly innovative recycling. Our role and added value as producers of sustainable secondary raw materials, which are crucial for the packaging industry, is now fully recognised.

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