Circular Economy welcome
Date 03.11.2020 | Category: News
ACE (The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment) welcomes the new EU Circular Economy Action Plan that will further accelerate the transition of the EU towards a circular and climate neutral economy.
“We see the new Circular Economy Action Plan as a unique opportunity to scale up the contributions of a circular economy to climate neutrality by incentivizing the use of low carbon and circular products,” said Annick Carpentier, Director General of ACE. “Circularity starts with the use of renewable materials, such as forest-based materials made from sustainably-sourced biomass that replenishes and regrows over time. By enabling the substitution of finite and fossil-based resources, renewable materials secure a long-term raw material supply, and supports the role of forests as carbon sinks. Beverage cartons have a low carbon footprint thanks to the renewability of its main material compared to other packaging containers,” said Ms. Carpentier.
Along with incentivisation of low carbon circular products and collection targets, ACE advocates for basing all new legal measures on a comprehensive and evidence-based impact assessment, in line with the Better Regulation principles. “The Commission should look at the specifics of each value-chain when setting new requirements. For instance, measures to reduce food packaging could result into more waste generation, particularly food waste, and negative environmental impacts,” concluded Ms. Carpentier.Source: ACEAuthor: Sossna