The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has started the discussions on the proposal for revision of the packaging waste directive. The rapporteur, Mrs Corbey, has suggested crucial changes to the proposal. Most of these are being opposed by the packaging industry.
The European Parliament’s Environment Committee held a first
debate on the packaging report in mid-April. Considering that the
rapporteur Colette Corbey (NL) has suggested important changes to
the Commission’s proposal, it is likely that there will be a lively
debate on the amendments at the next meeting in June. The
rapporteur’s main recommendations are:
- increase of recovery and recycling minimum targets and delete
the maximum targets;
- expansion of the scope of the directive to introduce elements
of sustainable development and integrated product policy
- introduce life cycle analysis (LCA) as a tool to determine what
new products will be allowed on the market.