(ANSA) – ROME, NOV 21 – A proposed new European Union
regulation on packaging would have a strong negative impact on
Italy, Business and Made in Italy Minister Adolfo Urso said on
“I have come here to ask all the Italian delegations to the
European Parliament to team up with our institutions and
businesses, in support of the Italian industrial and social
system, starting with the crucial dossier on packaging,” Urso
told reporters in Strasbourg.
The regulation, which replaces the existing 1994 directive on
packaging and packaging waste and favours reuse over recycling,
“would have a very heavy impact on our production system if not
substantially modified”, he added.
Rome argues that the new rules would undermine existing
investment in recycling and compostable bioplastics, a sector in
which Italy is at the
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