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Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment

Directorate-General for Environment
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28 May 2018 - 24 July 2018
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  • CEPI - European forest fibre and paper industry (Belgium)
    13 July 2018 Business association
    CEPI - European forest fibre and paper industry (Belgium)

    CEPI, the European forest fibre and paper industry, believes that the Commission’s proposal lacks clarity regarding its scope and can lead to disproportionate implementation, far and beyond its stated objective, or the impact of different scenario that were assessed. In particular, the proposed definition of plastic which “can function as a main structural component,” and explanation provided in recitals remains subject to interpretation and...

  • Swiss Plastics (Switzerland)
    13 July 2018 Business association
    Swiss Plastics (Switzerland)

    Swiss Plastics Position Paper on European Commission’s proposal for a Directive on the reduction of certain types of plastics (single use plastics and fishing gear) Marine Litter: where it originates It has to be taken into account that the share of mismanaged waste is very low in Europe. Most of the Marine Litter originates from Asia and Africa due to poor waste management. 2 billion people have no access to a waste management system.1 ...

  • EuroCommerce (Belgium)
    13 July 2018 Business association
    EuroCommerce (Belgium)

    EuroCommerce is the principal European organisation representing the retail and wholesale sector. It embraces national associations in 31 countries and 5.4 million companies, both leading multinational retailers such as Carrefour, Ikea, Metro and Tesco, and many small family operations. Retail and wholesale provide a link between producers and 500 million European consumers over a billion times a day. It generates 1 in 7 jobs, providing a...

  • European Balloon & Party Council (United Kingdom)
    12 July 2018 Business association
    European Balloon & Party Council (United Kingdom)

    The EBPC, with approx. 21,000 employees through it's members welcomes efforts to reduce marine litter but has serious concerns about the proportionality & the effectiveness of the SUP proposal with regard to balloon & balloon sticks. We regret that the EC has proposed the SUP without impact assessment on balloons & balloon sticks, risking a disproportionate negative impact on our industry with very high economic costs for little...

  • essenscia PolyMatters (Belgium)
    12 July 2018 Business association
    essenscia PolyMatters (Belgium)

    Plastics are not made to be wasted. They have a valuable function to play and after use, they are to be collected and recycled in a proper way. We fully agree that the marine litter issue is to be tackled with urgency. However, we don't believe that the proposed directive contains the right measures to have a significant impact on the marine littering. A much larger impact can be achieved by a full implementation of the waste framework...

  • Grabo Balloons (Italy)
    9 July 2018 Company/business organisation
    Grabo Balloons (Italy)

    The turmoil agitating against the balloon industry in the last weeks is a symptom of how western society is losing its grip towards reality. In fact, in the whole scenario of global pollution, balloons do not touch but a mere partiality of worldwide litter. Beverage tins and plastic bottles, food packaging, cotton buds, just to name a few – of the most visible moreover! Because oils and chemicals, pesticides, gas releases are even worse. And...

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