Stop downcycling our bottles - joint article featured in POLITICO Europe and in The Brussels Times
"Stop downcycling our bottles: Why Europe’s non-alcoholic beverage industry needs fair and necessary access to its recycled packaging" - this is the title of AIJN's featured joint article with Soft Drinks Europe (UNESDA) and Natural Mineral Waters Europe (NMWE). Following the joint statement, in which the 3 organisations directly called on the European Commission to grant priority access to our own recycled plastic (PET) bottles, the European non-alcoholic beverage indsutry's concerns have been published in POLITICO Europe and in The Brussels Times.
MEP Maria Spyraki, co-chair of the European Parliament's Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development also contributed to the article and echoed our industry’s concerns:
“For the industry to reuse its recycled packaging material in a closed loop is clearly the way forward. This will contribute substantially to resource efficiency. Therefore, measures to facilitate producers’ access to their recycled material must be encouraged. Circularity is a key component of the Green Deal supporting Europe’s journey towards carbon neutrality.”
Interested to know more?
The POLITICO Europe article is available here.
The Brussels Times article is available here.