Thursday, July 5, 2018 – In light of the ENVI Committee’s upcoming vote on the Plastics Strategy on July 10, FEAD, the EU private waste and resource management industry, welcomes MEP Mark Demesmaeker’s draft own-initiative report. However, FEAD would like to highlight crucial points that need to be touched upon in order for the Plastics Strategy to be fully effective.
Single-use plastic has become part of our everyday lives. In the EU alone, we collectively use 100 billion bags per year, or over 70 bags per person per year. That is a huge amount, considering the significant part that ends up in our oceans.
Scientists of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) developed an analytical method for the quantification of fluorescent whitening agents which may migrate from plastic cups into beverages. This work supports the implementation of legislation on food packaging materials.
A summary of the debate is now available.