EU, Policy and Regulation, Retail & Consumer

MEPs pushback against reusable packaging rules

The EU vote ‘undermines the objectives of the regulation without offering any credible solutions to reduce packaging waste’, according to the European Environmental Bureau (Photo: Daniel LEAL / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images)

Members of the European parliament's industry and agriculture committees have voted against proposals on increasing reusable packaging — like the packaging industry, they favour recycling over widespread reuse targets. Unless the EU reduces the amount of packaging it uses, greenhouse gas emissions and water use by the sector will continue ...

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