In the period of 17.05.2011 to 9.08.2011, the European Commission launched a public consultation to gather views and additional information on the environmental, social and economic impacts that might result from measures aiming to reduce use of plastic carrier bags, as well as measures to improve the requirements of biodegradability in the Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste and the visibility of biodegradable packaging products to consumers.

MIO-ECSDE welcomed the participatory approach followed by the European Commission and submitted its main views, concerns, and considerations through the online questionnaire.

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