FEAD welcome ENVI Committee vote on mandatory recycled content

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Powerhouse Energy developer Waste2Tricity (W2T) has signed a binding memorandum of understanding with recyclers Advanced Sustainable Developments (ASD).

Waste management federation FEAD has welcomed the European Parliament ENVI committee’s vote to make it mandatory to produce beverage containers with at least 35% recycled plastic by 2025.

This would amend the proposal for a Directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic items on the environment.


Collecting up to 90% of plastic bottles in 2025, as proposed in the Directive, is a welcomed first step by FEAD, but it said that this will not be enough to steer the plastic markets towards less single-use bottles.

The European Parliament’s report to include at least 35% of recycled plastics in beverage containers is a “crucial first step in this direction”, said FEAD.

FEAD added that it hopes that the Committee’s positive vote will result in an equally favourable vote on 23 October during a session when all MEP’s will decide if they want obligatory recycled content in plastic bottles to be part of their legacy.

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