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Position paper - Feedback on the Commission proposal on limiting the impact of certain plastics products on the environment

24 Jul 2018
All Committees

The American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU) welcomes the European Commission’s proposal aiming to reduce the impact of single-use plastic (SUP) products on the environment. Our members are already moving towards a circular economy through more sustainable product design and manufacturing processes, responsible sourcing of raw materials, engaging in partnerships to improve waste management and contributing to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes.

More can be done through various voluntary and legislative initiatives, such as the SUP proposal. However, legislators need to understand that discussions on the proposed policy options require close collaboration with business and broader stakeholders. These policies need to facilitate, rather than hinder, sustainable business solutions. In that respect, please see the attached document for our observations and recommendations.

For more information or questions, please contact Florian Gleissner (