The expected vote in the Parliament’s Environment Committee on the revised directive on packaging waste did not take place in June, but was postponed to July. This was due to the complexity of the issue and the partly controversial changes proposed by the rapporteur.
The European Parliament’s Environment Committee was expected
to vote on the packaging report on 18 June. However, the rapporteur
Colette Corbey (NL), who has suggested important changes to the
Commission’s proposal, asked for more time for debates and for
formulations of compromise amendments. The adoption will take place
on 9-10 July. 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.