“The Green Deal Industrial Plan is a much-needed step in the right direction for industrial competitiveness, yet what is lacking is a greater recognition of the benefits of recycling in achieving climate neutrality and resource efficiency”, says Emmanuel Katrakis, Secretary General of the European Recycling Industries Confederation (EuRIC). “This is particularly important for the long-term security and resiliency of supply chains, especially for critical raw materials. More effort must now be made to ensure that recycled materials are used to manufacture end-products and preserve well-functioning secondary raw materials markets. Establishing harmonised EU-wide end-of-waste criteria that clearly distinguish between waste and recycled materials will be critical to achieving this”, he added.
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