The European Parliament adopted a resolution on 17 January 2023 on the Commission’s proposal for a Waste Shipment Regulation which has both positive and negative repercussions for plastics recycling. While many adaptations will facilitate recycling within the EU, some measures on exports including the ban on all green-listed plastic waste entries exported to OECD and non-OECD countries outside the EU and EFTA will instead hamper European recycling.
In summary, EuRIC now calls on EU decisionmakers to consider the following five actions from the European plastics recycling industry:
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