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MEPs demonstrate commitment to transition towards a European circular economy


Members of The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) welcome the vote of the ENVI Committee on changes to EU waste legislation, which recognises the benefits of bio-based materials as strong contributors to a Circular Economy.

“The further deployment of renewable materials for packaging will contribute to foster innovation, investments
and qualified jobs in Europe. This positive vote will lay the groundwork for a low-carbon economy and reduce dependence on finite primary materials,”
comments Annick Carpentier, Director General of ACE.

“The outcome of this vote is also good news and a step forward for increased recycling in Europe. Bolstering separate collection of packaging will generate a further push for innovation in sorting and recycling solutions as well as secure higher recycling rates,”
Ms. Carpentier adds.

ACE members remain committed to the further development of the Circular Economy and will continue to contribute to policy initiatives in this area.

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