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A European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy

The European Commission is supposed to discuss the future of plastics in Europe today and is expected to adopt a Directive proposal called "A European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy" soon. However ...

The purpose of the directive is to tackle plastic pollution by reducing single use plastics and promoting recycling. The talks were planned on May 23rd but were posponned to today May 28th.

Here’s a short summary of what “A European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy” proposes at this point in time:

The legislative process is the following: the proposal should be approved by the Commission first and then by the European Parliament and Member States.

  • Arkema, Neste and Covestro, Braskem, US Survey and BASF

  • Agilix, Amazon Climate Fund, McDonald’s Biofuel, e-Nable, Huhtamaki Startups, African Parks, Siberia

  • Chemical Recycling Commitments & Incentives, Deep Sea Plastic, Greece SUP Ban, NY Composting


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