FoodDrinkEurope’s position on the Circular Economy Action Plan


FoodDrinkEurope welcomes the recent publication of a new Circular Economy Action Plan as part of Green Deal. The food and drink sector strongly supports this holistic approach to strengthen the circularity of our economic models to maximise resource efficiency and achieve carbon neutrality in the EU by 2050.

I.        General principles
1)        Safeguarding food safety
2)        A science based and holistic approach
3)        Coherence and consistency
4)        A smooth and effective transition

II.        A sustainable product policy framework (Action Plan Section 2)
1)        Designing sustainable products (section 2.1)
2)        Empowering consumers (section 2.2)
3)        Circularity in production processes (section 2.3)

III.        Key product value chains (Action Plan Section 3)
1)        Packaging (section 3.3)
        •        Packaging and Packaging Waste
        •        Separation of packaging waste
1)        Plastics (section 3.4)
2)        Food and water (section 3.7)
        •        Food waste reduction
        •        Water reuse and efficiency


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