The Circular Plastics Alliance aims to reduce plastics littering, increase the share of recycled plastics and stimulate market innovation
With this new initiative, the European Commission wants to contribute to the objective of achieving at least 10 million tons of recycled plastics into new products on the EU market by 2025
- December 19, 2018 09:30
- Olya Georgieva
To improve the economics and quality of plastics recycling in Europe, the European Commission launched a Circular Plastic Alliance last week. The Alliance aims to reduce plastics littering, increase the share of recycled plastics and stimulate market innovation. The Circular Plastics Alliance will be a high-level, multi-stakeholder platform gathering key industry stakeholders covering the full plastics value chain – from waste collectors to recyclers and primary producers to converters, brand owners and retailers - including in particular packaging, construction and automotive sectors.
With this new initiative, the Commission wants to contribute to the objective of achieving at least 10 million tons of recycled plastics into new products on the EU market by 2025 as set in the European Strategy for Plastics. The first meeting of the Circular Plastics Alliance will be organised as part of the EU Industry Days on 05 February 2019. A series of operational meetings on the key topics identified by the Alliance at their first meeting will take between March and May 2019.
The Alliance will pursue three main operational objectives:
- Fostering short-term, voluntary and coordinated actions and investments by key industry stakeholders.
- Reporting on the obstacles which may hamper stakeholders' efforts to fully deliver on their pledges and to reach the target set for 2025.
- Monitoring progress made towards more plastics recycling and more uptake of recycled plastics in Europe.