Intergraf signs Joint Statement calling for changes to the Circular Economy Package

Monday, 20 March 2017 11:44

Food packaging

Image: Leslie Seaton, Prepared Food, flickr

Following the European Parliament's recent plenary vote on the Circular Economy Package, Intergraf has joined a collection of 36 organisations related to the packaging sector in signing a Joint Statement about the Waste Framework Directive (WFD) and the Packaging & Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD).

In addition to ensuring full implementation and enforcement of existing EU laws, the Statement asks to:

  1.    Maintain EU Internal Market as a sole legal base (Art. 114 TFEU) for the PPWD to safeguard the free circulation of packaging and packaged goods;
  2.    Ensure extended - not endless - producer responsibility for packaging waste management;
  3.    Develop an EU harmonised calculation methodology with clarified definitions and robust data prior to assessing the feasibility of setting quantitative targets for reusable packaging;
  4.    Set packaging recycling targets that are realistic and achievable, with clear and EU harmonised definitions and a packaging recycling calculation method.

For more information about the Joint Statement and its signatories download the full statement here.