Cutting the mustard of packaging

Since the EU published its proposal on packaging and packaging waste last November, we attended countless events in Brussels and met with 18 Members of the European Parliament and advisers as well as representatives from EU member states. HOTREC engaged in industry stakeholder’s coalitions, wrote two joint letters to EU decision-makers, published HOTREC position paper as well as media articles and op-eds.

Running from one corridor to another, we raised our concerns and called for the coexistence of single-use and reuse packaging. While we believe the ambition of the EU proposal is legitimate, flexibility and clarity are essential.

The hospitality industry and the context in which our businesses operate are diverse and consequently require derogations to envisaged measures targeting HORECA including reuse targets.

Exempting iconic cultural dishes from the unilateral ban on single-use packaging in HORECA is a prerequisite. Allowing miniature hotel cosmetics on demand is another.

While the EU is often accused of being slow, this file is expected to pass through the European chamber in the blink of an eye – final vote in the European Parliament’s plenary in September 2023. But expect twists. The packaging saga goes on.

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Meeting DG HOME + DG GROW: Ukrainian refugees
01/03/2023    
14:00 - 15:00
On 1 March 2023, HOTREC held a meeting with DG Home and DG GROW on the Ukrainian refugees topic.  Participants to the meeting European Commission [...]
Pact for Skills - coordination meeting
02/03/2023    
15:00 - 16:30
Main outcome of the meeting available
09 Mar
09/03/2023    
10:00 - 12:00
Presentation and draft minutes are now available.
European Platform Undeclared Work - Ukraine refugees sub-group
09/03/2023    
10:00
Participants:  Participants of ELA (European Labour Authority), labour inspectors from Member States, European Federation of Employers; HOTREC (Marta Machado) Agenda Subgroup on displaced persons and [...]
10 Mar
10/03/2023    
11:00 - 12:00
ExCom Video Conference Link ExCom draft agenda - 10 March 2023 Draft Minutes of ExCom meeting of 25 January 2023 Antitrust Statement HOTREC Statutes HOTRE [...]
14 Mar
14/03/2023    
10:00 - 12:00
We are delighted to invite you to the Social Affairs Working Group meeting, taking place on 14 March 2023, online. Please register by using this [...]
Sectoral Social Dialogue meeting
20/03/2023    
10:00 - 13:00
We are delighted to invite you to the next Sectoral Social Dialogue (SSD) meeting, which will be hybrid, taking place on 20 March 2023 (from [...]
23 Mar
23/03/2023    
10:00 - 12:00
SAVE THE DATE: 23 March Exact timing and agenda TBC
Online Series: 90 Minutes to Close The Loop
30/03/2023    
14:00 - 15:30
Online Series: 90 Minutes to Close The Loop Episode 9 – broadcast live on the 30th of March 2023 at 14:00 to 15:30 Roadmap for [...]
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