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Position paper - AmChamEU short position paper on the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation

3 Oct 2023

The proposed Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) presents a significant opportunity to improve the Single Market, align EU packaging regulations and decrease market fragmentation. If well designed, this regulation could be a crucial driver for circularity by promoting economies of scale and ensuring a climate-neutral Europe. To this end, the legislation's main priorities should be to harmonise packaging rules across the EU by simplifying labelling and sorting instructions, improving separate waste collection and promoting large-scale recycling of packaging. A comprehensive and science-based approach is essential when evaluating any proposed measures, and it is vital for lawmakers to use impact assessments and allow for sufficient transition periods for this purpose.