10. July 2019 | Recycling

FEFPEB welcomes changes in EU's recycling targets

The European Federation of Wooden Pallet and Packaging Manufacturers (FEFPEB) has welcomed changes to the European Union’s Packaging & Packaging Waste Directive that affect how recycling targets for wooden packaging are calculated.

The organization said the EU has accepted that wood used in both the reuse and repair of pallets and packaging should be included in the calculation of recycling rates.

Repaired pallets are recycled pallets

Secretary general Fons Ceelaert shows his contention with the EU's decision. He said: “This is a real success. Not reaching recycling targets could cause great problems in terms of penalties.” He added that under the amended directive, replacing one component in a pallet also now allows the full weight of the pallet to be accounted for as recycled.

edited by Christiane Lingrön

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