Portugal has joined the Plastic Pact Network

 

Portugal is the latest European member to join the Plastic Pact Network through the official launch of the "Pacto Português para os Plásticos". Currently led by Smart Waste Portugal, the Portuguese Plastics Pact brings together key stakeholders across the plastics packaging value chain.

Portugal joins the UK, France, Chile, The Netherlands, and South Africa as part of the global Plastics Pact network, a unique platform to exchange insights and best practices across countries and regions to accelerate the transition to the circular economy for plastic.

The network aims to achieve the following goals until 2025: - Defining a list of single-use plastic items deemed problematic or unnecessary and the measures for their elimination, through redesign, innovation or alternative (reuse) delivery models by the end of 2020:Defining a list of single-use plastic items deemed problematic or unnecessary and the measures for their elimination, through redesign, innovation or alternative (reuse) delivery models by the end of 2020

  • Ensuring that 100% of plastic packaging is reusable, recyclable or compostable

  • Increasing collections so that at least 70% of plastic packaging is effectively recycled

  • Incorporating, on average, 30% of recycled plastic in new plastic packaging

  • Progress against these targets will be released publicly on an annual basis.

 

Through this initiative, Portugal takes yet another step towards a more sustainable future.

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