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Providing consumers with clear sorting instructions for waste

20 Dec 2021
All Committees
Transport, Energy & Climate

Unilateral waste sorting instructions impede the free movement of packaged goods in the Single Market and work in opposition to recycling targets and circular economy objectives. In response to a rising number of national labelling initiatives, AmCham EU has signed a cross-industry statement calling for the harmonisation of frameworks across Member States. The statement outlines a comprehensive set of solutions to facilitate the establishment of an easy and understandable system for correct waste sorting at source.

Such a proposal would leverage the upcoming revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) to implement an EU-wide approach to waste sorting, thereby, enabling the achievement of recycling targets and addressing the proliferation of divergent national initiatives.  

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