News & Events

The revised Circular Economy Package will be released by the end of this year. Karmenu Vella Commissioner for Environment & Maritime Affairs, confirmed during the Plastics Recyclers Europe’s Annual Meeting which took place on 18th & 19th June in Brussels, that the Commission will mainly focus in the new proposal on waste management, higher recycling targets, product design and innovation & research which would stay in line with the goals of the circular economy.

Current market developments on the PET packaging market are putting the future of PET recycling at risk.

PET is the most recycled material on the plastic packaging market. This enables the reuse of recycled PET in packaging and fibre applications.

Recent statement form the Energy from Waste (EfW) industry is wrongly challenging the European waste hierarchy to promote incineration.

Last week, one of the leading UK energy recovery company, FCC Environment, exposed its view[1] on plastics recycling by arguing the market viability of plastics recycling.

PRE regrets the delay announced today for the EU’s Circular Economy Package. The European Commission unveiled its 2015 Work Programme today, during the European Parliament’s plenary session in Strasbourg, which withdraws the circular economy proposal.

Quality recycling and sorting have been the focal point of the PRE Annual Meeting 2014 which took place on the 20th and 21st of November in Brussels and gathered over 200 participants.