The EU food and drink industry support the European Commission in its ambition to unlock the circular economy, tackle plastic pollution, and ensure that all packaging becomes reusable or recyclable by 2030.
This paper provides guidance to EU and national legislators on how to create a full circular economy for food and drink packaging. We have concrete recommendations on how to revise the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste legislation. The EU should create a level-playing field for circular packaging and promote packaging reduction, reuse, and recycling, as well as the use of recycled content. We also present the framework conditions that are needed to make food and drink packaging more circular.