The undersigned organisations represent a wide range of packaging materials, including plastics, and sectors at different stages of the packaging value chain in Europe. We wish to express our reservations about the unprecedented pace at which this proposal has been developed and intends to be adopted, which may impact the overall quality of the adopted Directive. We are also concerned that fundamental policy principles for Better Regulation, which ensure an efficient transition to a Circular Economy are not reflected in the Commission’s proposal, as illustrated in the below recommendations. We acknowledge the problem of plastic pollution and are committed to finding solutions. To this end, our common overarching objectives as value chain partners are to ensure that:
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