The European Plastics Pact is the first regional Pact to join the Foundation's global Plastics Pact Network. Launched today in Brussels, this Pact has been initiated by the French Ministry of the Ecological and Solidary Transition, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, and the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food, in consultation with more than 80 organisations from across Europe and with the support of WRAP.
Together, the 81 members of the European Plastics Pact have committed to a set of ambitious 2025 targets. They include:
Make all plastic packaging and single-use plastic products reusable where possible, and in all cases recyclable
Reduce the need for virgin plastic products and packaging by at least 20%
Increase the collection, sorting and recycling capacity of all plastics used in packaging and single-use products in participating countries by at least 25 percentage points
Boost the use of recycled plastics as much as possible, with an average of at least 30% recycled plastics across single-use plastic products and packaging