|Author (Person)||Rocha, Frederico|
|Series Details||January to March 2018|
The Strategy for Plastics aims to make all plastic packaging on the EU market recyclable by 2030, to reduce the consumption of single-use plastics and to restrict the intentional use of microplastics. The Communication involves transforming the way products are designed, produced, used and recycled in the European Union.
The Strategy also includes a plan to develop new rules on packaging, a stronger focus on other single-use plastics and fishing gear (including a public consultation on the subject) and further support to national awareness campaigns, guidance on how to minimise plastic waste at source, a proposal on port reception facilities and further cooperation with external stakeholders to come up with global solutions and international standards.
The Strategy follows the spirit of the 2015 Circular Economy Package and aims to make a tangible contribution to reaching the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement objectives on climate change.
The European Commission adopted on 16 January 2018 a package of documents and initiatives in the framework its Circular Economy Action Plan. It includes a Strategy for Plastics in the European Union.
The Council of the European Union held an exchange of views on this package at a meeting on 5 March 2018.
+ Communication on a monitoring framework for the circular economy [COM(2018)29];
+ Communication on the interface between chemicals, products and waste [COM(2018)32];
+ Report on Critical Raw Materials.
|Countries / Regions||Europe|