Environmental Legislation

The Circular Olympic motto: “Citius, Altius, Fortius”, which is Latin for “faster, higher, stronger”. We want to be much faster, with higher recycling targets and stronger Alliances for rapid deployment than any legislation enforces.

We don’t just talk, we act!

2018  Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment Brussels.

2019  The Dutch Plastic Pact

First step is to make single-use plastic products and packaging more sustainable and suitable for reuse. Ninety-seven parties have signed the pact, including producers, retailers and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.

2020  The European Plastic Pact

Bringing together frontrunner companies and governments to accelerate the transition towards a European circular plastics economy.

2022: Plastic Packaging Tax UK

The Plastic Packaging Tax will start in the UK. This tax encourages companies to use more recycled plastic in their production of plastic packaging.