Ambitious targets for the recycling of plastics are to be welcomed as long as they do not threaten the development of a high-quality recycling industry through unrealistic assumptions and actionism," says Dr Isabell Schmidt

IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen (German Association for Plastics Packaging and Films) has called the European Plastics Pact “pure actionism” (activism) after its launch today, saying it raises false expectations and therefore does more harm than good to the recycling industry. IK considers the pact’s target of 30 per cent of plastics packaging to contain recycled materials…