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Position paper - Proposal for a Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation

15 Mar 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 can be a crucial driver for circularity by promoting economies of scale and ensuring a climate-neutral and circular Europe. To this aim, 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 solutions, and it is vital for lawmakers to use impact assessments and life cycle assessments for this purpose. The table below highlights key recommendations to strengthen the proposal, which are further outlined in this paper.