Packaging recyclers back EU resource policy
Pro Europe, an association representing national schemes for recycling packaging, has welcomed European Commission proposals for an EU strategy on sustainable use of natural resources. The Commission outlined its plans for the strategy last autumn (EED 03/10/03). Pro Europe calls for the EU to set optimum waste recovery targets at levels that secure lower environmental impacts overall, not just waste minimisation. It recommends measures to stimulate demand for secondary raw materials. And it backs continued use of producer responsibility as a key factor for success. See press release.