This Discussion Paper discusses the implications of the European Green Deal and the Circular Economy Action Plan for plastic and packaging waste. According to a recent report, each European Union (EU) inhabitant generated 172.6 kg of packaging waste in the year 2017, 19% of which was made of plastic. Amid growing concerns about the environmental effects of such consumption habits, the regulation of packaging waste and plastic has moved to higher up the legislative agenda of the EU in recent years.
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Kumar, P. (2020). Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Plastic and Packaging Waste in the European Green Deal and Circular Economy Action Plan. IASS Discussion Paper, April 2020.
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