Position Papers

  • APEAL Statement on the continued use of chromium VI in the production of steel for packaging

    Following the ECHA recommendation, APEAL expects the Commission to grant authorisation for the temporary continued use of chromium VI for the production of steel for packaging. The steel for packaging industry is working to replace the use of chromium VI in the production of steel for...... Read more

  • APEAL Circular Economy Position document

    The steel packaging industry welcomes the European Commission dossier on the Circular Economy. This paper complements the European Steel Association (Eurofer) Circular Economy position paper “The role of the steel industry in a Circular Economy and its proposals ahead of the Commission’s Launch of a...... Read more

  • Deposit systems: perception and reality

    APEAL expresses its concerns regarding “Written declaration nr 0091/2008” and therefore asks MEPs not to sign the declaration.... Read more

  • APEAL’s Position Paper on Sustainable Consumption

    In 2008, the European Commission will present Action Plans on Sustainable Consumption & Production, and on Sustainable Industrial Policy. Their aims are improving the way we produce, the design of products available on the market, and the way we consume. You can find APEAL’s reaction...... Read more

  • Sham recycling needs to be avoided

    EUROFER and APEAL are concerned about the latest position of the German presidency concerning the definition of recycling. Only an unambiguous definition of recycling, such as the one adopted in first reading by the European Parliament and which was quoted as acceptable by the European...... Read more

  • Vote in Strasbourg on waste: towards a more consistent but too prescriptive framework

    The vote of 13 February increases the consistency of the proposal. However, the vote goes far beyond the scope of a framework legislation, notably by setting a strict waste hierarchy with rigid and burdensome conditions of implementation... Read more

  • Green Paper on market-based instruments

    APEAL and BCME Position Paper on the Commission green paper on market-based insturments for environment and energy related policy purposes... Read more