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Position Paper on the review of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive

The European Paper Packaging Alliance (EPPA) fully support the objectives of the EU Green Deal and the Circular Economy Action Plan, which aim to move the EU to a circular and climate-neutral economy. We are also committed to the latest target of ensuring that packaging is recyclable or reusable by 2030. As the not-for-profit food and foodservice packaging industry association, EPPA’s priority is to contribute to the common ambitions by providing highly recyclable and renewable products with low environmental footprints and which can replace fossil-based products, while ensuring food safety and hygiene.

We believe that the upcoming review of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) offers an ideal opportunity to advance the EU climate and circular economy objectives. For this effort to succeed, the revision of the Directive must be supported by strong data and scientific evidence.