Circular Plastics Economy for Non-food Packaging (cepStudy Executive Summary)


With a new Circular Economy Action Plan, the EU Commission wants to create a "circular plastics economy" in the European Union. A cep study evaluates the requirements for implementing the action plan.


In principle, the proposals of the EU Commission point in the right direction to strengthen an EU-wide circular plastics economy also for non-food packaging. However, rigid regulatory targets and binding specifications should be replaced by a greater degree of flexibility. In addition, efforts to create an EU internal market for plastics recyclates should be intensified.