Proposed new EU packaging and waste rules evoke strong but mixed response

The European Commission has issued a proposal for a revision of EU legislation on packaging and packaging waste, which could have profound long-term consequences for the tobacco alternatives industry.

The proposal aims to update the EU rules by repealing Directive 94/62/EC and amending Regulation (EU) 2019/1020, while giving member states and businesses adequate support to achieve waste reduction targets.

That support would take the form of a harmonised regulatory framework that enables investment, reduces waste and promotes high-quality recycling equally in all EU countries.

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