The undersigned industries call for your support in the ongoing Trilogue discussions on the Waste Legislative Package to ensure that all used packaging is collected separately. Our industries have long worked to achieve ambitious recycling levels and are committed to increasing the recycling of packaging material. Recycling, however, will always be hampered in the absence of proper collection.
The ongoing revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD (94/62/EC)) represents a key opportunity to close the current gap in packaging collection. Therefore, the signatories respectfully urge the European Commission and Council of the European Union to support the European Parliament’s call to amend the PPWD with a requirement for all packaging to be separately collected and ensure that everything that can be recycled is ultimately recycled.
The separate collection of all packaging is a prerequisite if Member States are to reach increased recycling targets. Moreover, the technical and economic feasibility of separate collection which includes all packaging has already been demonstrated in several Member States.
We hope you will support our request for measures mandating separate collection of all packaging in your important work on the revision of the EU Waste Legislative Package.
The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE)
European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA)
The European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers (FEFCO)
Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE)
 All industries are active in providing packaging solutions and how to manage them at the end of their life.
 Such as Amendment 68 adopted by the European Parliament.
Published on 17 November 2017