EU's Plastics Strategy May be Missed Opportunity

Commenting on the EU's pledge to make all plastic packaging recyclable by 2030, Helen McGeough, PCI Wood Mackenzie Senior Consultant, said:

"By introducing a specific EU Plastics Strategy, the EU Commission has identified that plastic and plastic pollution is an area that needs focused attention and definitive action. However, while the strategy has made some positive steps, it may be a missed opportunity to take the lead in bringing about the seismic change required to turn the tide on the plastics waste and pollution issues.  Change is afoot, but how quickly and effectively individual nations and industries will respond to these challenges is now the million-dollar question."