MEP report calls for binding targets on organic waste and marine litter

06 June by Charles Cocklin


Italian MEP Simona Bonafè, has set out a number of amendments to the EU Commission's original Circular Economy proposals, to include the mandatory collection of organic food waste collection by 2020, and a 2030 target to reduce marine waste by 50 per cent.

The European Commission published its draft Circular Economy package last December, which proposed a municipal waste recycling target of 65 per cent by 2025, as well as a series of measures on packaging waste and product design, but no specific targets on organic wastes or marine litter.

However, Bonafè's amendments seek to raise the municipal recycling rate target to 70 per cent by 2030, as well as raising the packaging waste recycling target by five per cent to 80 per cent by 2030.

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