What we demand
We call on the federal government to intervene on a cross-party basis to address the plastics problem and thus play a decisive pioneering role in Europe.
We also call on the Federal Government to push the subject of plastic far and wide up its agenda.
In 2019, the European Parliament will be re-elected, and the new proposals from the EU Commission on plastics will be discussed and adopted by the EU Parliament and the various EU states until then, so that they can become a directive. So far, the Commission’s draft is only a proposal, which then still needs to be transposed into current law by the European member states. It will therefore be a few years before the current proposals of the European Commission are implemented. What remains of the guidelines, however, after the lobbyists of the plastics industry have influenced the bills of the respective member states according to their own interests, remains more than uncertain.
By the end of 2019, we expect the Federal Government to set up an Enquete Commission to draw up a master plan on the subject of plastics, in which, among other things, the following points will be dealt with: