Plastics directive threatens single market, says industry

The EU’s single market is at risk of being distorted if the upcoming single-use plastics directive enables member states to impose their own restrictions on packaging products, trade groups said

The EU’s single market is at risk of being distorted if the upcoming single-use plastics directive enables member states to impose their own restrictions on packaging products, a group of industry associations has warned.

EU institutions are currently undertaking negotiations on the directive to reconcile the positions of the European Parliament and governments. Green groups have accused member states of watering down the proposed directive by exempting some producers from shouldering the cost of plastic pollution.

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