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Reducing Virgin Plastics Products and Packaging, October 2022

This study should provide an overview of packaging formats / products that offer the greatest opportunity to reduce the need for plastic products and packaging, while avoiding unintended environmental consequences and delivering the 20% target.

The European Plastics Pact Report – Reducing virgin plastics products and packaging

The European Plastics Pact Annual Report 2020-2021

The European Plastics Pact is proud to present the 2020 – 2021 Annual Report.  The report gives progress to date, plans for next steps and highlights the breadth and depth of progress through a wealth of  Signatory case studies.

The European Plastics Pact Annual Report 2020 – 2021, read the full report below:

European Plastics Pact report: Country-level Summary of Data and Policies on Plastic Packaging

This report provides an overview of plastic packaging recycling, highlighting the different approaches adopted by nations, key factors influencing progress, and future plans, targets and policy developments.  The report also acknowledges any data/country gaps and, where appropriate, proposes recommendations for further work necessary to enable progress against the European Plastics Pact targets.

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European Plastics Pact Roadmap

The Roadmap outlines key outcomes and activities that need to be implemented in order to deliver the ambitions of the European Plastics Pact. The Roadmap is aligned with existing European initiatives such as the UN Global Partnership on Marine Litter, the Basel Convention, the national Plastics Pacts, the global commitment from Ellen Mac Arthur foundation and the European Commission’s Circular Plastic Alliance.

The Roadmap also intends to convey the crucial role that stakeholders operating in the plastics economy play in reaching the Pact targets. This includes national government departments, city authorities, NGOs, investors, packaging/ product designers, brand owners, retailers and others who are not currently members of the European Plastics Pact.

Achieving these targets will bring important economic, social, and environmental benefits for Europe, however it will require collective action, commitment, and significant investment. No single organisation or individual can do this alone. It requires a systemic shift, fundamentally rethinking the way we produce, use and reuse plastics.

The Roadmap is a living document and will be constantly reviewed and adapted to fulfil its purpose.

The European Plastics Pact Roadmap Version 1, December 2020

The Roadmap was developed by WRAP in collaboration with the Steering Committee of the European Plastics Pact and members of the four Working Groups.