The European Aerosol Federation (FEA) has endorsed a joint industry statement released by companies forming the European packaging value chain.
The statement expressed serious concerns with regards to the approach taken by the European Commission in its revision of the EU rules on packaging and packaging waste.
It calls for the recognition of the key role of recycling to achieve packaging circularity, a clear framework to enable mandatory collection and recycling while scaling-up refill and reuse, an enabling environment to massively increase investment in sorting and recycling infrastructure and the preservation of packaging functionality and product safety.
It said that, whilst the industry supports the EU Green Deal and Circular Economy Action Plan 2.0, a "corresponding regulatory framework" is necessary. It added that the current approach would result in an "unworkable at best" regulatory environment, and, at worst, be "crippling for whole sectors of the European industry."
The FEA was one of the signatories, and stated: "While the aerosol industry has already engaged to bring packaging sustainability to the higher level, there are key points of concerns, shared within the packaging value chain, concerning the future revision of the packaging and packaging waste directive."