Eunomia project informs European Commission Plastics Strategy

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The European Commission's Plastic Strategy is expected at the end of 2017

Environmental consultancy Eunomia has been appointed to help develop an evidence base for the European Commission's upcoming Plastics Strategy.

The new research will look at ways to improve plastic recycling rates and reduce the industry's reliance on virgin materials.

Eunomia's consultants are engaging with a variety of stakeholders to highlight any challenges to the strategy and identify measures to move towards a circular economy and improve recycling and reuse.

Institutions and resource communities from across Europe have been invited to a 'Reinventing Plastics- Closing the Circle' conference on 26 September, 2017 to discuss the issues, challenges and opportunities which will feature in the new strategy.

Tim Elliott, technical manager of the project at Eunomia, said: "The push for additional action comes as the evidence mounts regarding the negative effects of plastic entering our natural environment, resulting in harm to wildlife.

"The prevalence of littered plastic and the relatively low levels at which many plastics are recycled suggests that more needs to be done to effectively tackle these problems."

The European Commission's Plastic Strategy is expected at the end of 2017.

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