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.
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