Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation: EU Parliament votes

December 12th, 2023

On 22 November, the European Parliament adopted its position on the much-discussed Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR). The law passed with 426 votes in favour, 125 against, and 74 abstentions.

As reported in November’s COMPASS, the Parliament made amendments to issues such as timelines for delegated acts, providing clarity and planning security for industry.

Furthermore, stakeholder involvement was strengthened, which was an amendment that Landbell Group company, European Recycling Platform supported in its position paper from March 2023.

With the vote in plenary, the Parliament is ready to start talks with the Council once it has adopted its position, which is planned for 18 December.

This would allow for trilogue negotiations from January onwards, increasing the chances to close the file before the European elections in June 2024.

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