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FoodDrinkEurope’s views on ‘Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030’

(Brussels, 31 January 2019) FoodDrinkEurope welcomes the European Commission’s Reflection Paper ‘Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030’ [1] highlighting key policy foundations in order to foster a sustainability transition (i.e. moving from linear to circular economy) and identifying cooperative principles needed to underpin this transition, such as education, science, responsible business conduct, corporate social responsibility and new business models.

Reaction to ENVI vote on Single Use Plastics

(Brussels, 22 January 2019) Europe’s food and drink sector supports the overall ambition of this Directive, while we regret the legal challenge it may pose to the Internal Market. The food and drink sector is committed to stepping up efforts to improve plastics use, reuse and recycling as well as maximising the use of available resources.

Reaction to IMCO Committee vote in relation to “dual quality”

(Brussels, 22 January 2019) FoodDrinkEurope regrets the outcome of today's vote on the "Better enforcement and modernisation of EU consumer protection rules" report in the European Parliament's IMCO Committee, where a majority of MEPs decided to support the inclusion of the so-called "dual quality" of products in Annex I of the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive.

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