End of waste criteria for plastic tabled

The European Commission has published long-awaited proposals on developing end of waste criteria for plastic, including a maximum limit for non-plastic impurities of 2%

The European Commission has published long-awaited proposals on developing end of waste (EoW) criteria for plastic.

A maximum limit for non-plastic impurities of 2% is proposed by the Commission’s scientific service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC).

This limit is likely to be one of the main points of debate in the coming months as criteria are finalised, plastics industry experts said.

The proposal also specifies that EoW plastic should have no hazardous properties and should not come into contact with contaminants during processing.

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