TIE calls for protection of the EU Single Market

In a joint statement signed by TIE and 58 other organisations and delivered to EU leaders yesterday, we call upon the European Commission and Member States to protect the Single Market for packaging and packaged goods. We call on the Commission to ensure that the internal market legal basis is consistently upheld when proposing or amending relevant EU legislation and to intervene against any national provisions on packaging and packaged goods that do not comply with the Single Market or existing EU legislation. Examples of such national initiatives are the recent French circular economy law and Spain’s draft law on waste.