MOSCOW (MRC) -- More than 120 European packaging industry associations issued a joint letter urging co-legislators to preserve the internal market legal basis of the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation in its entirety, as the best way to achieve the environmental and economic objectives of the proposal, said Europen-packaging.
The internal market legal basis addresses the differences among the various national rules on the management of packaging and packaging waste and resulting internal market barriers, while providing a high level of environmental protection.
The letter comes as a response to discussions by co-legislators to move away from an internal market legal basis or opt for a dual one, Europen said. The packaging industry “stresses” in the letter that taking this route would further exacerbate the pressures the packaging value chain has been experiencing in recent years due to an increase of unilateral and divergent national packaging requirements, such as packaging bans, reuse and recycled content targets, and labeling requirements, according to Europen.
The European Council of the Paint, Printing Ink and Artists' Colours Industry (CEPE), European Bioplastics (EUBP), Association of the European Adhesive & Sealant Industry (FEICA) and Plastics Europe are among the industry associations that have co-signed the letter.
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