PPWR: more legislative progress made

April 17th, 2024

Following the political agreement reached in the trilogue negotiations between the European Parliament, Council and Commission on 4 March, the new Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) has taken further steps towards implementation.

On 15 March, the Permanent Representatives Committee of the Council of the European Union discussed the file.

In the meeting, Member State ambassadors confirmed the trilogue outcome, paving the way for formal adoption at one of the next ministerial summits at the Environment Council.

In parallel, the European Parliament is in the process of confirming the provisional agreement.

The first step was the vote in the Environment Committee, where the agreement was approved with 63 votes in favour, 9 against and 0 abstentions.

The plenary vote is scheduled for 22 April.

After endorsement by Council and Parliament, the PPWR will then be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

The first provisions of the Regulation will apply after an 18-month implementation period.

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