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Call for modification of SUPD definitions

26.04.2020 - Sustainability

Pro Carton and a broad alliance of the paperboard and converting value chain are signatories to a press release outlining the concerns regarding the recently announced draft guidance for the Single Use Plastics Directive (SUPD, EU 2019/904). Key definitions of the SUPD have to be modified I order to achieve the European Commission’s stated ambition to promote a transition to a circular economy.

The definition of “plastic” and what constitutes “a main structural component” in the remit of the draft guidance on the Single Use Plastics Directive as failing to set it right would lead to unintended consequences against the objectives of the Directive “…to prevent and reduce the impact of certain plastic products on the environment”.

Download Joint Statement on SUPD 23.4.2020