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The “Plastics Strategy: Challenges and opportunities of recycling” event, was held on 27 February, 16.00 – 19.00, in Brussels! This event was organised as a EURACTIV Forum event supported by FEAD.

Commissioner Vella participated to the event: his speech is available here. He was also interviewed by EURACTIV on the Plastics Strategy: the video is available here

FEAD Vice-President Cesare Spreafico highlighted the challenges and opportunities of recycling: his speech is available here

A video of the event, with interviews of the speakers and panellists, is available here. EURACTIV also published an article summarising the discussions of the event, available here.

The photos from the event can be found here

Commission’s proposals on VAT is an excellent supportive measure to realise circular economy’s goals and benefits

FEAD members consider the VAT rates as a useful instrument to pursue EU’s political, economic and environmental objectives, therefore the private waste and resource management industry welcomes the newly proposed rules by the European Commission to give Member States more flexibility to set Value Added Tax (VAT).

Whereas the European Commission is continuing to explore several routes to boost the demand of recyclates, FEAD strongly believes that fiscal incentives to this regard should also be considered, such as lower or zero VAT rates on products with recycled content.

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FEAD President Jean-Marc Boursier has been admitted as a member of the Coordinators Group at the European CE Platform occupying one of the six available seats provided for business. The Platform is an initiative from the European Economic and Social Committee and the European Commission.

(http://circulareconomy.europa.eu/platform/en), #CEStakeholderEU

 

FEAD members welcome the publication of the Plastics Strategy as a step forward for designing a new vision for plastics as part of the transition to a circular economy.

FEAD members welcome the accelerated work on the interface aspects between chemicals, waste and product policies which will contribute to creating confidence in recycled plastics by manufacturers who need quality and supply certainty.

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Yes, Europe needs a new plastics strategy!

FEAD President Jean-Marc Boursier stresses the need to increase the use of recyclates in new products and move to real 'circular design'

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