Single-use plastics. How does the Council of Europe Directive really affect plastic bottles?

Single-use plastics. How does the Council of Europe Directive really affect plastic bottles?

Many months after the European Commission developed the European Plastics Strategy, there is still a lot of confusion about the measures actually adopted by the Council of Europe. There are a lot of misinformation.

In Meccanoplastica we are aware of the environmental impact that the final product produced by our machines can have. For this reason, our commitment to a circular strategy can not be waived. We strive every day to achieve maximum energy efficiency and the lowest carbon footprint and we are committed to recycling.

On May, European Commission PROPOSALS for single-use plastics framed in the European Plastics Strategy have been validated by the Council of Europe in a binding Directive Directive for all Member States.

These measures determine a 90% separate collection target for plastic bottles by 2029 (77% by 2025) and the introduction of design requirements to connect caps to bottles, as well as target to incorporate 25% of recycled plastic in PET bottles as from 2025 and 30% in all plastic bottles as from 2030. The Directive will enter in force twenty days after its publication. The Member States will have two years to transpose it into their national law.

We have developed an infographic with a timeline that wants to summarize all the measures to be implemented until the year 2030. Currently many of these standards are already being met by numerous agents in the plastic bottle packaging industry