Circular Economy and Packaging
23 April 2015, 08:00-09:30
MEP Salon, European Parliament, Brussels
Chaired by Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP
Rapporteur on the own-initiative report “Resource Efficiency: Moving towards a Circular Economy”
On 23 April, industry, municipalities and NGO representatives echoed a common message to EU policy-makers about (1) the need to clearly define Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), and (2) the need to set up binding EPR minimum performance requirements in the Waste Framework Directive and Packaging & Packaging Waste Directive. This discussion took place in the context of the European Parliament’s forthcoming report on the Circular Economy.
Over 65 EU policy-makers and stakeholders attended the breakfast meeting hosted by Sirpa Pietikainen MEP and the European Parliament Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity & Sustainable Development” on “Circular Economy and Packaging: The role of EPR”