Together with industry organisations and charities from across Europe, we made a joint requests that the European Council support minimum recycled content mandates in beverage bottles. Specifically, we want to see a binding target of at least 35% recycled plastic in beverage bottles by 2025, as part of the European Union’s proposed single-use plastic directive.

The minimum target of 35% recycled plastic in beverage bottles will be key in creating a steady market for recyclates. Furthermore, it will boost both the offer of recyclable plastics and demand of recycled plastics, provide operators with the certainty needed to make investments in recycling technologies and take advantage of China’s plastics waste import restrictions by making Europe the leader in fighting marine litter – through prevention, proper management, recycling and the use of recyclate in plastic drink bottles.

Read more on our statement here.