ECOS works to cut our global plastic footprint and ensure clean material loops in a circular plastics economy by engaging in standards and related policy developments. We contribute to policy developments related to plastics in order to push for an absolute reduction of our plastic footprint. We believe that plastic products should be clean and circular by design, and that they can be recycled into new products. We also help develop test methods, criteria and regulatory targets to dramatically reduce microplastics emissions into the environment. As standards shape the essential part of the European and global markets for plastics, ECOS also contributes to standardisation workin order to foster net environmental benefits. The more robust and ambitious the standards in the plastics field, the better the overall environmental performance of plastics and the lower the overall pollution level of the sector.
Abrasion will be included in the EU tyre label as a result of negotiations between the European institutions - a pioneering first step towards addressing microplastics released from tyre wear and tear.
The Single-Use Plastic directive requires that, from 2024 on, caps and lids remain attached to single-use beverage containers with a capacity of up to three litres. To make this possible, Europe needs to develop a standard to ensure caps and lids are of appropriate strength, reliability and safety while remaining attached to the beverage container during the product’s use.
The European Parliament, EU Council and European Commission will have the second trilogue negotiations on the revision of the European tyre label early next week.