The inter-institutional negotiations between the Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission started on 10 January.
After the Council of the European Union adopted its position on the new packaging and packaging waste regulation (PPWR) just before Christmas, the inter-institutional negotiations between the Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission started on 10 January. The aim is to finalise the negotiations in time for the European elections in June.
The negotiating positions of the three institutions differ mainly on the following points:
- Packaging recyclability obligations
- Minimum recycled content requirements
- Reuse and refill targets
- Packaging waste reduction targets, and
- Labelling of packaging
However, there is alignment on issues such as the avoidance of lightweight plastic carrier bags, recycling targets and requirements for awareness raising campaigns.
Landbell Group company, European Recycling Platform will continuously monitor the developments and bring its positions based on its experience from operating multiple packaging schemes to the negotiations.