The European Steel Association (EUROFER) welcomes the work done so far by the European Commission to reduce packaging waste, promote recycling and to analyse potential packaging waste prevention measures.
The Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) actively worked in the past to reduce the negative impacts of packaging on the environment. But now a review is needed in order to make it aligned with the goals of the European Green Deal (GD) and of the new Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) towards waste prevention, design for re-use of and recyclability of packaging, inter alia, by reducing the complexity of packaging.
This paper wants to present comments and opinions of the EU steel sector concerning packaging products and in relation to: (1) waste generation; (2) weight & recyclability; (3) products & sustainability; (4) end-of-life & recycling; (5) appropriate measures in relation to the Impact Assessment.
Antwerp, 20 February 2024 – Today 73 industry leaders spanning almost 20 industrial sectors presented ‘The Antwerp Declaration for a European Industrial Deal’ to Belgian Prime Minister, Alexander De Croo and Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen. The declaration underlines the commitment of industry to Europe and its transformation and outlines urgent industry needs to make Europe competitive, resilient, and sustainable in the face of dire economic conditions.
European Industry Summit: a business case for Europe, under the auspices of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU - There is an urgent need for clarity, predictability, and confidence in Europe and its industrial policy
Brussels, 09 February 2024 – The initiation of a new steel safeguard investigation announced today by the European Commission is a pivotal step that could ensure the continuation of current measures beyond June 2024. This welcome move comes in response to worsening challenges in the global steel market, where carbon-intensive steel imports originating from excess capacity are inundating the EU market, posing a risk to the sustainability of the European steel industry, says the European Steel Association.