At their summit meeting in July, the heads of the European Union’s member states agreed on a new EU budget for the coming years.
Part of this budget is a brand new source of revenue in the form of an annual contribution to the EU budget of 800 euros per ton of non-recycled plastic packaging waste in each member state.
The Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen, the association of the German plastic packaging industry, performed a fact check on the new fee and identified some common myths. Find the fact check here (in German).
It is still unclear if and how member states will finance this contribution. The German Green Party has recently asked the government for its plans.
Landbell Group will monitor developments in member states.