UNESDA statement on the publication of the EU Plastics Strategy

16 January 2018

The European Soft Drinks Industry welcomes the publication of the Commission’s Plastics Strategy, and ambitions to eliminate waste and create a circular economy for all materials, including plastic packaging. Food and drinks packaging are an essential part of modern lives across the EU, yet recognizing the environmental challenges society faces, UNESDA members have taken many steps to primarily use recyclable materials, increase EU recycling rates and expand recycled materials in our soft drinks packaging. As an industry we are united in further advancing these objectives, and believe that collaboration with the Commission and public sector, NGOs and other private sector companies will be essential to identify sustainable solutions that achieve meaningful, lasting positive impact for communities and the environment.”

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