Wednesday, October 10, 2018 – FEAD welcomes the European Parliament’s ENVI Committee’s vote on October 10 which amends the proposal for a Directive […] on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment (“Single-Use Plastics” Directive). FEAD fully supports the report which would make it mandatory to produce beverage containers composed of at least 35% recycled plastic by 2025.
Meeting on 3 October in Algiers, the governing body of the Western Mediterranean Initiative has launched a €1.4 million assistance mechanism set up by the European Commission.
The need to prevent plastic and all other litter from reaching our oceans and environment is clear and undisputable. For us, European companies big and small, it makes economic sense – agriculture, fisheries and tourism suffer from littering, and billions worth of resources are potentially wasted as they are thrown away rather than being reused or recycled. But is banning plastics a panacea? And should companies be solely responsible for curbing plastics littering?