On 16 January, the European Commission announced its first strategy for plastics in a circular economy, following on from China’s waste import ban at the end of 2017. On the same day, another Communication from the Commission made it clear that some challenges on the interface between chemical, product and waste legislation need to be discussed. The accompanying staff working document described these in more detail. The Commission aims for actions to be initiated in 2019.
Authors: Qi Wang and Linda Springer