On the 16th
of January 2018, the Commission published a Communication on the European
Strategy for Plastics.
objective of the Strategy is to rethink and to improve the functioning of the
Plastics Value chain, in order to make this material more and more sustainable
and circular to keep its value in the product cycles as long as possible, while
containing the environmental pollution due to its littering or weak waste
management standards. The implementation of the Strategy will be supported by a
variety of measures that are described in the Annexes to the Communication.
One of the
key element is to help the market for the plastic secondary raw materials to
Commission has therefore invited the brand owners to commit for increasing the
content of recycled plastics in their products in order to send clear signal to
the recycling partners.
III explains this pledging exercise by which the Commission
calls on stakeholders to come forward with voluntary pledges to boost the
uptake of recycled plastics. The objective is to ensure that by 2025 ten
million tonnes of recycled plastics find their way into new products on the EU
context, DG GROW is organising a series of workshop with several stakeholders
that operate on different plastic value-chains, in order to incentivise their
mobilisation towards this objective and to explain the operative specifications
of this initiative.
would like to invite you to attend the workshop on Construction materials,
that will take place on the 21st of March (10.00-12.30), at
the premises of DG GROW (Breydel Building - Avenue D'Auderghem 45, 1040
Bruxelles), Room BREY 14/69.
interested, please confirm your participation by Friday 16 March by
sending an e-mail to functional mailbox GROW CHEM CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP GROW-CHEM-CONFERENCEWORKSHOP@ec.europa.eu.