Major manufacturing industry sectors in Europe that fall under the legal obligations of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), i.e., packaging, batteries, WEEE and tyres, including AIM are calling for common binding EU minimum performance requirements for EPR schemes in the legislative part of the Circular Economy Package due to be published by end 2015.
Brands are a major player among the obligated industries, in particular for packaging. Improved implementation, enforcement, accountability of all actors involved in EPR implementation, along with EU minimum performance requirements, will help ensure a level playing field for all EPR schemes and promote a viable market for secondary raw materials.
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