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The European Plastics Pact has set ambitious common targets and aims to encourage cross border connection, cooperation, innovation, and harmonisation at the European level, to accelerate a circular plastics economy in Europe.

The European Plastics Pact Roadmap will guide and mobilise members and supporters to tackle plastic pollution by taking action. By defining the key outcomes and activities required to achieve the ambitious targets provides a time-bound focus for the Pact.

European Plastics Pact

The targets

Target 1- Design for reusability and recyclability: Design all plastic packaging and single-use plastic products placed on the market to be reusable where possible and in any case recyclable by 2025.

Target 2 - Responsible use of plastics: Move towards a more responsible use of plastic packaging and single-use plastic products, aiming to reduce virgin plastic products and packaging by at least 20% (by weight) by 2025, with half of this reduction coming from an absolute reduction in plastics.

Target 3 - Collection, sorting and recycling: Increase the collection, sorting and recycling capacity by at least 25 percentage points by 2025 and reach a level that corresponds to market demand for recycled plastics.

Target 4 - Use of recycled plastics: Increase the use of recycled plastics in new products and packaging by 2025, with plastics user companies achieving an average of at least 30% recycled plastics by weight in their product and packaging range.
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