The European Parliament has today called for the European Commission to push forward with plans for new recycling targets for 2030, despite the UK opposing “prescriptive” measures in the new Circular Economy package.

In a vote in Strasbourg today, 394 MEPs backed the Circular Economy report, which advocates an overall EU resource efficiency target of 30 per cent by 2030, with 197 MEPs voting against the report and 82 abstentions.