Recyclers look forward to a more ambitious Circular Economy Package

Today is an unfortunate day for sustainable growth in Europe.” said Ton Emans, PRE President. Emans added “A direct implementation of the Circular Economy would have enabled the creation of 120,000 jobs only in plastics recycling.

Despite this delayed legislation Ton Emans said, “We look forward to the “more ambitious Circular Package” announced by Vice-President Timmermans today. The Commission must keep its word to make this revised proposal in a speedy manner. As underlined in the Commission’s Green paper on plastic waste, increased recycling in Europe will lead to a more sustainable and circular economy.

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The installed capacity for recycling flexible polyethylene (PE: PE-LD, PE-LLD PE-MD & PE-HD) has been increasing significantly over the last years.


The European plastics recycling industry welcomes and fully supports the Plastics Strategy published by the European Commission.