EU awake to the plastics threat

Posted on March 23, 2018 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News

The EU’s member states will need to build 250 sorting plants and 300 recycling factories by 2025

Source: EU awake to the plastics threat

The European Union has finally woken up to the fact its citizens “are increasingly fed up with our throw-away approach to plastic”, says Gerry Kiely, head of the European Commission’s Dublin office

Emphasising the importance of the Commission’s plastics strategy launched last year, Kiely says citizens want to “stop plastics getting into our water, our food and even our bodies”.

The plastics industry in the EU employs 1.5 million people and turns over €340 billion annually. However, just 5 per cent of the value of plastic packaging material remains after one very short single use.

Good to read.  However We need faster action than a slower large bureaucracy can deliver.