All plastic packaging to be recyclable by 2030 as part of new EU strategy

by:Yucai     2020-05-15
The EU plans to make all European plastic packaging recyclable or reusable by 2030.
Commitment to develop a wider plastic strategy to address the problem of plastic waste.
Other commitments include reducing single consumption
Use of plastic and restrictions on the use of micro-plastic, such as beads found in some cosmetics.
The first deputy president of the European Commission said: \"If we do not change the way we produce and use plastic, by 2050, there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish
President Frances timemans, who is responsible for sustainable development.
\"We have to stop plastic from getting into our water, our food and even our bodies.
The strategy states that \"the solution to this problem is to recycle and reuse more plastic waste as part of the waste management cycle approach.
At present, Europeans produce 25 million tons of plastic waste per year, but less of them are recycled.
In order to help improve the recovery rate, the European Commission will provide 100 euros (£89m)
Finance the development of \"smarter, more recyclable plastic materials.
\"This is an excellent opportunity for European industry to develop a global leader in new technologies and new materials,\" said Vice . \"
President jalki katanin
The environmental groups welcomed the proposals put forward in the new strategy and linked them to the British government\'s recent 25-
Environmental Planning.
Michael Gove, minister of environment, made the treatment of plastic waste a priority, and the recent report of the government\'s Environmental Audit Committee outlined plans for the UK to handle plastic bottles and disposable coffee cups.
However, some experts believe that the actions taken so far are not strong enough to have a real impact.
\"Mr. Gove has been talking passionately about the UK\'s opportunity to become a green global leader,\" said Julian Kirby, plastic and waste activist for Friends of the Earth.
\"No matter what anyone thinks about Brexit, the stronger commitment made in the Commission\'s new plastics strategy puts the UK\'s goals in an awkward comparison --
Lights, regulations-
Free, bland way.
Dr. Lyndsey Dodds, director of ocean policy at WWF, said that while any steps taken by the EU to make packaging reusable or recyclable are welcome steps, more needs to be developed
Full use of plastic by 2025.
\"After the British government announced the end of singles --
\"Using plastic in the next 25 years, the European Commission has a stronger goal, but still lacks the ambition we want to see,\" she said . \".
The Commission intends to make a proposal on how to deal with the single issue
Use plastic later this year.
\"Europe has fallen to a low point.
Plastic gloves from Mr Gove to show if the post is
Kirby said: \"The British will become the environmental leader . \"
A Defra spokesman said the EU\'s strategy lags behind the UK in some ways.
\"While the EU is now considering restrictions on microplastics, we have banned plastic beads in personal care products-the first European country to do so,\" they said . \".
\"In addition, not only do we want to make sure that the plastic packaging is recyclable, we also want to completely eliminate the avoidable plastic waste.
\"Solving the plastic disaster is an important part of our green UK exit from the EU program.
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