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Clare tentatively welcomes Plastics Strategy
This week, the European Commission published its Plastics Strategy.
I welcome the Commission’s strategy to reduce plastic waste and I am glad to see the Commission recognising the need to tackle the plastic pollution crisis. But we must push for more ambitious proposals for action.
While the Commission's objective to make all plastic material reusable and recyclable by 2030 is positive we need more action, for example with theintroduction of minimum recycled content standards for new products coming onto the European market and take firmer action on banning micro-plastics.
The Commission must commit to extend eco-design to the resource efficiency requirements and it is essential to bring forward ambitious legislation to drastically reduce the consumption of single-use plastic items within this Commission’s term.