Food industry signs Portuguese plastics pact

Published: 04/02/2020

The Portuguese food and drink federation, FIPA, is a founding member of the Portuguese Pact for Plastics. The Pact Launch Event took place on 4 February 2020 in Lisbon.

The Portuguese Pact for Plastics is coordinated by Smart Waste Portugal Association, with the support of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Action; Ministry of Economy and Digital Transition; and Ministry of the Sea, and the pact is a part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Pact for Plastics Network.

By signing this Pact, FIPA and the other entities involved subscribe and commit to develop actions with a view to reaching a set of ambitious goals and objectives for 2025, namely:

  • Define, by 2020, a list of single-use plastics considered problematic or unnecessary and define measures for their elimination;
  • Ensure that 100% of plastic packaging is reusable, recyclable or compostable;
  • Ensure that 70%, or more, of plastic packaging is effectively recycled, by increasing collection and recycling;
  • Incorporate, on average, 30% recycled plastic in new plastic packaging;
  • Promote awareness and education activities for consumers (current and future) for the circular use of plastics.

The Portuguese Pact for Plastics is a collaborative initiative that aims to lead by example and serve as inspiration, in the movement of transition from plastics to a circular economy.

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