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Parliamentary questions
4 April 2012
E-003599/2012
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 117
Chris Davies (ALDE)

 Subject: Recycling of paper publications
 Answer(s) 

The Commission will be aware that it is increasingly common practice for publishers of newspapers and magazines to distribute their products, and accompanying promotional literature, in sealed plastic wrappers.

Will the Commission provide an assessment of the effect of this practice on the recycling of paper products, addressing in particular whether paper wrapped in plastic can easily be recycled and assessing whether consumers are willing to separate the (perhaps unwanted and unrequested) paper contents from their plastic covers in order to facilitate recycling?
If the Commission’s judgment is that the practice reduces the likelihood of paper products being recycled, will it propose restrictions and other such measures as may be necessary in order to ensure that the maximum possible quantity of paper products is recycled?

 OJ C 241 E, 22/08/2013
Last updated: 27 April 2012Legal notice