New report highlights environmental and economic impact of tethered bottle caps

A study undertaken by PricewaterhouseCoopers finds European Commission’s proposal to introduce mandatory tethered caps on plastic beverage bottles (article 6 of the Single Use Plastic Directive) could create between 50,000 to 200,000 tonnes more plastic; create additional CO2 equivalent of 58 to 381 million kg and an economic cost of at least €2.7 billion.

The full UNESDA and EFBW press release on the report can be found and downloaded here.

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