Industry calls for mandatory 30% recycled content in plastic packaging

European plastics producers are calling for the introduction of a mandatory 30% recycled content target for plastics packaging by 2030, in a revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive due this autumn.

by Claudia Delpero
Plastics awaiting recycling. Industry group PlasticsEurope believes that if the EU meets its 55% plastics recycling target, packaging made of 30% recycled plastic is feasible. Photo: Peter Dazeley/Getty Images
Plastics awaiting recycling. Industry group PlasticsEurope believes that if the EU meets its 55% plastics recycling target, packaging made of 30% recycled plastic is feasible. Photo: Peter Dazeley/Getty Images

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