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PLASTICS - strategies and information

By Michael Fegerl June 08, 2018

European strategy for plastic (wastes) (visit the platform)

Plastics are an important material in our economy, and modern daily life is unthinkable without them. At the same time however, they can have serious downsides on the environment and health. Action on plastics was identified as a priority in the Circular Economy Action Plan, to help European businesses and consumers to use resources in a more sustainable way.

The first-ever European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy adopted on January 2018 will transform the way plastic products are designed, used, produced and recycled in the EU. Better design of plastic products, higher plastic waste recycling rates, more and better quality recyclates will help boosting the market for recycled plastics. It will deliver greater added value for a more competitive, resilient plastics industry.

The strategy is part of Europe's transition towards a circular economy, and will also contribute to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals, the global climate commitments and the EU's industrial policy objectives. This strategy will help protect our environment, reduce marine litter, greenhouse gas emissions and our dependence on imported fossil fuels. It will support more sustainable and safer consumption and production patterns for plastics.

EU plastics strategy key documents:

EU Strategy for Plastics in the Circular Economy - staff working document - brochure

Strategy for plastics press release and questions and answers

Factsheets on the strategy for plastics in a circular economy

Factsheet - changing the way we use plastics (EU wide)

Factsheet - changing the way we use plastics -EU countries (in all EU languages)

Other 2018 Circular Economy Action Plan initiatives

see the state of the Proposal for a single-use plastics directive, read the key documents for a Single-use plastic directive here

Read about the conference "Reinventing Plastics - Closing the Circle" (took place the 26th September 2017 in Brussels) and it was an important opportunity to explore issues and potential solutions to be proposed in the plastics strategy. 
 

see Related links
Infographic with facts and figures on plastic waste 
Intentionally added microplastics in products - october 2017
Plastic study
Coherence study
Green paper on Plastic Waste – results of the consultation 

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