The European Parliament Committees for Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) and Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) all voted on their positions for the proposed Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste (PPWR) this past week.
The Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) voted on 18 July with 32 in favour, 3 against, and 5 abstentions, for three compromises drawn up by the EPP, S&D, Renew and Green groups, thus rejecting amendments proposed by rapporteur Virginie Joron (ID)
Meanwhile, the Committee for Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) voted on 19 July with 58 in favour, 11 against and 3 abstentions, for a report by Patrizia Toia (S&D) which seeks to remove the obligation for reusable packaging in the hospitality industry.
Finally, the AGRI Committee also voted on 19 July, with 38 in favour, 7 against, and 2 abstentions, for the report of the rapporteur Salvatore De Meo (EPP) which similarly called for providing the HORECA sector with more flexibility, including exemptions to reuse and waste-prevention measures.
The Environment Committee (ENVI), which will vote in September, is the lead on this dossier and will be charged with finding a compromise proposal to take to Plenary for a vote scheduled on 02 October 2023 in Strasbourg.
The committees of the European Parliament are in recess from 24 July until 25 August, with meetings scheduled to resume in the week of 28 August.
ITRE PPWR Opinion: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/ITRE-AD-746712_EN.html
AGRI PPWR Opinion: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/AGRI-AD-745499_EN.html
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