The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has decided to work on an own-initiative report on the Plastics Strategy.
The leading role in drafting the report will be taken by the ECR Group. It can be expected that MEP Demesmaeker will be the rapporteur for the file. The Industry Committee will also work on an accompanying opinion on the Plastics Strategy.

The own-initiative report is a non-binding piece of European legislation that allows Members to the European Parliament to express their opinion and wishes for the binding legislation stemming from the communication. This will give us an indication of what measures the EP would like to add to the list of the Plastics Strategy actions.

In coming weeks the Environment Committee will announce names of shadow-rapporteurs who will need to agree on the timeline for the delivery of the own-initiative report.